Supreme Court summons heads of all airlines on May 12

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar has summoned all the heads airlines of the country on Saturday to the Karachi registry of Supreme Court.

The CJP headed the three member bench and heard the suo motu notice related to fake degrees of airline employees.

During the hearing, a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) director informed the court that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also owns Air Blue and later top judge remarked that they can call him in his private capacity and not as the prime minister.

The bench inquired from the CAA official that why all airlines still not been submitted to the court, adding that the CEOs should explain this, at the next hearing.

CAA official informed the court that there are four airlines in the country at present and adding that the court had ordered to verify the data of 1,972 employees of PIA, whereas up till now the data of 225 staffers has been received of which 108’s degrees have been verified.

Moreover, the court was informed that 24 pilots’ degrees have been discovered to be fake.

Addressing senior counsel Hamid Khan, the chief justice remarked that Khan should also see how many lawyers have fake degrees.

The court later took suo motu on the issue and directed all bar councils across the country to furnish a response in a month.

The chief justice also directed the Higher Education Commission to provide assistance in this regard.


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