SC orders directives to verify degrees of PIA’s employees

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered directives to verify the degrees of employees working in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
In this regard, a petition was filed in the SC which stated officials have received their academic degrees without even going to the private university.
In this regard, a two-member bench of the court heard the same case pertaining to degrees of the PIA employees.
The court directed the Pakistan International Airlines to ensure employees’ education credentials are from accredited educational institutions. The court also ordered to verify the degrees of employees working in PIA and ordered chairman HEC, MDPIA and attorney general to appear before the court at the next hearing.
More than 700 PIA staff members had possibly submitted fake academic documents during their inductions. Some 467 staff members were dismissed. As many as 201 former employees had obtained stay orders from courts against their terminations. Among those terminated for possessing fake degrees were 16 pilots.

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