Islamabad: PIA CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan’s appointment declared invalid by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC).
The three member bench of Supreme Court declared PIA CEO Musharraf Rasool’s appointment. CJP Saqib Nisar heard the case related to the PIA CEO’s appointment.
The Supreme Court bench was hearing the case related to the privatization of PIA. The court elaborated that Musharraf Rasool did not meet the requirements for CEO so his appointment is illegal.
CJP Saqib NIsar said that the matter was previously left to the cabinet but now they lost the chance. Justice Ijazul Ahsan said that as per earlier report, Musharraf Rasool’s appointment was not according to the law. He further added that the court is looking into it.
Naeem Bokhari, PIA’s counsel said that Islamabad High Court (IHC) announced the case’s decision and also sent it to the cabinet.
Justice Ahsan said that the appointment of PIA CEO violated the guidelines and Sardar Mahtab Abbasi, the then prime minister’s adviser, was involved in the appointment.