PIA removes COO Zia Qadir Qureshi from his post
KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has relieved the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Zia Qadir Qureshi from service.
As the action has been initiated against PIA officials, first the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was removed and now the national carrier’s COO Zia Qadir Qureshi has been relieved from service.
A notification has been issued in this regard after blocking Qureshi’s official email.
Sources said that the COO was removed from his post for his poor performance and Paris incident.
It is pertinent here to mention that an in-flight video of angry passengers urging cabin crew to open the doors had gone viral. The footage showed a woman pleading with the airline staff to open the door as her infant was experiencing breathlessness before take off.
A showcasue notice was issued to Zia Qadir on August 13 to which he couldn’t answer and instead he went on leave without informing the authorities.