Top court declares PIA CEO’s appointment null and void
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court declared null and void the appointment of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a ChA three-judge bench of the top court and it heard a case pertaining to the privatization of the PIA on Monday.
During the hearing, the bench ruled that Cyan does not meet the requirements to be appointed CEO and thus his appointment is illegal.
CJP remarked that the matter was left to the cabinet but they have now lost the chance.
Further, Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked, “As per the initial report, PIA CEO Cyan’s appointment was not according to law and we are looking into it.”
However, PIA’s counsel Naeem Bokhari argued, “The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has announced a decision in the case and sent it to the cabinet.”
Justice Ahsan then remarked that the PIA CEO was appointed in violation of guidelines and the then prime minister’s adviser, Sardar Mahtab Abbasi, was involved in his appointment.
After listening to the arguments, the top court declared Cyan’s appointment as illegal and declared it null and void.