PIA Official fired after confirmation of Fake Degree
The preliminary findings of the recent Karachi Plane Crash in May has brought Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) personnel under strict scrutiny. The national flag bearer has already fired and suspended around 35% of its pilots over the suspicion of fake licenses and recently, PIA’s assistant manager has also been sacked over fake degree.
The Pakistan national airline is not only validating its pilot force credentials but now is also validating the credentials of its entire workforce. All the personnel will face strict disciplinary action if they are found guilty of forging dubious degrees and certificates.
On Wednesday PIA released a statement announcing the sacking of Assistant Manager Flight Mr. Khalid Mehmood Jadon on the charges of submitting a fake degree for employment. The notification clarified that Jadon submitted a fake BA degree and during the inquiry, he failed to answer the questions.
Assistant manager flight services Khalid Mehmood has been fired from PIA after confirmation that he had a fake degree. The former assistant manager was served a show-cause notice in December last year on account of the submission of a fake BA degree.
— Pakistan nama (@NamaPakistan) July 2, 2020
The former PIA’s assistant manager was issued a show-cause notice last year in December, and after the completion of the inquiry proceedings, the investigating officer found him guilty. The management communicated the findings with Jadon in a notification which also states that he is dismissed from the service of the national airlines with immediate effect.
The charges of fake degrees and licenses on the PIA pilots and officials have damaged the reputation of the airline badly all over the globe. On June 30, EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) stated that they are suspending all PIA operations for six months with immediate effect over the charges of fake credentials.
Following the EU, the UK Civil Aviation Authority also banned PIA’s operations from three major airports including London Heathrow, Manchester, and Birmingham. And will only reopen their airports for PIA after they get the clearance from the EASA.
However, the PIA management is hopeful that they will be able to persuade the EASA to lift the ban soon, as they are in constant contact with them on the concerning matter.
And now, even the UAE authorities are in contact with Pakistan regarding this issue and have asked the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authorities (PCAA) to thoroughly validate the credentials of not only PIA’s personnel (pilots, engineers, and officials) but of all the airlines in the country.
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