ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has finally sacked as many as 300 of those black sheep working in their lines for years on the basis of forged, bogus and fake educational documents.
In compliance with instructions of the Supreme Court, the national flag carrier has been vigorously pursuing the issue of credential verification of its employees, said a spokesperson in a statement.
He said that this gigantic task of verification of credentials of around 16,000 employees was taken up by PIA’s human resource administration department six months ago in October last year.
The spokesperson said that the verification process is still ongoing in a transparent manner across the board, encompassing all categories and groups of employees without any discrimination.
So far more than 30,000 degrees have been dispatched to concerned educational institutions (universities and education boards) for verification, he said, adding that dispatch process of remaining 3,000 degrees will be completed by mid of April.
On March 31, PIA administration figured out 250 such employees which hold fake degrees. Next day, on April 1, 40 of those were sacked.
PIA has been marred with deep loss for many years. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s government, when came in power, decided to privatize 26 percent of its shares.