SC dismisses review petitions of PIA employees in fake degrees case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court docket on Monday dismissed overview petitions moved by eight PIA workers towards its verdict within the pretend levels case.

A bench of the apex court docket, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, expressed displeasure over the appellants in search of overview of the highest court docket’s verdict saying the court docket had been changed into a joke.

A lawyer representing the appellants contended earlier than the bench that the SC’s verdict is being misinterpreted. The subordinate courts usually are not able to take heed to their rivalry due to the ruling, he added.

Earlier than winding up the proceedings, the bench issued directives for the related courts to take care of such issues as per the regulation.

Shazia Afridi, Samina Qureshi, Rauf Baig, Kamran Khan and others had instituted appeals towards the decision.

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In Jan final 12 months, the then chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken discover of alleged appointment of pilots holding pretend {qualifications}. He had ordered the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to have their levels verified and submit a report.

Subsequently, a lot of workers of the airline have been discovered to be possessing pretend levels and dismissed from their providers.

The Senate Standing Committee on Aviation was knowledgeable earlier this month that 121 PIA workers have been dismissed whereas 377 disciplinary circumstances are pending towards others for submitting pretend or tampered with instructional paperwork.

Pilots, cabin crews and low rating workers are among the many 121 who’ve been terminated.

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