PIA sacks 350 employees over fake degrees

LAHORE: Pakistan’s national flag carrier has sacked 350 employees, including pilots and air hostesses, for having faked their educational qualifications.
“We have terminated 350 employees after their educational degrees turned out to be fake. Five pilots, a good number of air hostesses and some engineers are included in the list of those sacked during the last six months when the process of verification of educational credentials of over 30,000 PIA employees began,” Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar told PTI.
PIA had started the degree verification process of its employees on the direction of the Supreme Court.
A petitioner had submitted in the apex court that a large number of employees in PIA were recruited on political grounds and most of them hold fake degrees.  “This is very alarming that even senior pilots serving in PIA had fake degrees,” an official said.                 —PTI