Pakistan Senate body against firing staff with fake degrees

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ISB-PAK: The Senate Standing Committee on Aviation has opposed the termination of services of those employees of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) who hold fake degrees.

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The committee headed by Senator Mushahidullah Khan was apprised by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that verification of educational credentials of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PIACL) employees was an ongoing process, under which it is currently dealing with 1,200 cases of fake certificates and degrees.

PIACL COO Ejaz Mazhar informed the panel that 402 such employees have been terminated while 35 cases are under process of disciplinary proceedings, whereas 263 employees have approached courts for stay order and more suspicious degrees are being verified.

The panel was also informed that 90 per cent work regarding action against fake degrees had been completed after the Supreme Court took notice of the issue.

“Why action is not being taken against those who hired them,” asked Khan, to which PIA authorities told the committee that almost all of them had retired. The chairman asked for action to be taken against them even if they had retired.

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