PIA announces 50% cut in salaries, allowances for engineers

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

07th Dec, 2020. 12:14 am
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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to cut 50 per cent salaries and allowances if its aircraft engineers.

According to a notification issued by PIA, special salaries and allowances of the aircraft engineers will be reduced by 50 per cent from January 2021.

However, the national flag carrier announced that the annual increment of the employees would be up to up to five per cent of their basic salaries.

All the aircraft engineers, engineering instructor, DCEs and chiefs will get 50 per cent of their special salaries and allowances from next year, read the statement.

Earlier on December 01, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested two PIA officers in a fake degree scandal.

Both accused Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Sher Iqbal was appointed in PIAC as Senior Technician based on their fake degrees.

The FIA has also registered a case against Rashid Ahmed, former Director HR, PIAC, Syed Fahad Ali, former Assistant Manager (Recruitment & Placement) PIAC, Muhammad Zubair, Senior Technician, Muhammad Asif Shabbir, and others.

Also, scandals like fake degrees, fraud and bribery from passengers have resulted in the termination of twenty-six other PIA employees.

Moreover, the management has also accorded 12 employees for their good performance.

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