Fake degrees case: CJP criticises PIA, CAA officials over slow progress on verification of degrees

— Court docket informed of the 498 pilots in PIA, the levels of 12 pilots had been pretend

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday criticised Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officers for the gradual progress on the verification of levels held by pilots and cabin crew members.

A 3-member bench of the Supreme Court docket (SC) headed by CJP heard a case pertaining to the allegations of pretend levels held by pilots of various airways, was knowledgeable that of the 498 pilots in PIA, the levels of 12 pilots have turned out to be pretend.

Because the listening to went underway, the deputy legal professional common knowledgeable the bench that “the authorities are taking disciplinary motion in opposition to the pretend diploma holders”. Along with that, a CAA official stated, “The licenses of pilots with pretend levels have been suspended and the pilots grounded.”

“Of the 1,864 crew members in PIA, 73 maintain pretend levels,” the deputy legal professional common stated, including that “146 crew members’ levels are nonetheless within the verification section”.

Moreover, the highest decide questioned whether or not an inquiry within the concern is required if the levels are pretend, to which a PIA official stated that “staff have been acquiring keep orders stopping motion being taken in opposition to them”.

Justice Nisar assured that the matter of keep orders shall be examined by the court docket.

Following this, the court docket criticised the airline and CAA officers over the dearth of progress within the concern, regardless of the court docket having taken discover of the matter months in the past. The highest decide then summoned PIA and CAA officers, in addition to the heads of universities that didn’t present verification of levels.

An entire file of pretend diploma holders was additionally summoned by the bench.

Earlier, the extra legal professional common submitted a report back to the court docket stating that there are 3,667 pilots and cabin crew in all 4 native airways.

Furthermore, the three-judge bench had directed the 4 airways to submit their staff’ levels and certificates within the apex court docket.

Pakistan Worldwide Airways, Airblue Restricted, Serene Air and Shaheen Air Worldwide had been the respondents in a suo motu case pertaining to the appointment of pilots on the idea of pretend {qualifications}.

The chief justice had remarked that the court docket would full the verification means of levels itself, including that the matter was pending since final seven months and nothing was carried out.

“With out lingering the matter now, we’ll determine this case inside ten days,” he had maintained.

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