ISLAMABAD: While taking notice of a suo mottu case, CJP Saqib Nisar has summoned CEOs of all the airline companies to Karachi Supreme Court Registry on May 12.
CJP Saqib Nisar has summoned chief executive officers (CEO) of all airlines of the Pakistan to Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Saturday. The chief justice gave the summons while heading a three-member bench hearing a suo motu case. The case is related to fake degrees of the airline employees.
A CAA director informed the court that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is owner of Air Blue. The chief justice replied that they can call him in his private capacity only and not as the prime minister of the country.
The bench had observed that the data from all airlines was not yet submitted. The court bench stated that the CEOs should explain why, at the next hearing.
The Civil Aviation official said that only PIA and Shaheen Airlines have provided the data ordered for.
CJP Saqib Nisar then inquired about the total number of airlines in the country. The official replied there are four airlines operating in the country at present.
The CAA director said that the court had ordered to verify the data of 1,972 employees of PIA. However; up till now the data of only 225 staffers has been given of which 108’s degrees have been verified. The bench was also informed that 24 pilots’ degrees who have been operating, have been found out to be fake.
PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with other CEOs of the airlines operating in the country are expected present themselves in court for the next hearing on May 12.