Pakistan Airlines sacked 63 for holding fake degrees

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) sacked 63 employees last month on charges of forgery, embezzlement, and missing duty. These include five pilots.

PAI spokesman Abdullah Khan said the licenses of the five sacked pilots were found to be fake. A report by The Express Tribune quoted Khan as saying that the educational degrees of 28 employees were found to be fake, while 27 were missing from duty without notice.

Two employees were dismissed from service for embezzlement and one for disqualification. The airlines sacked 17 pilots last month at the behest of the cabinet. The action was taken when their licenses were found to be suspicious.

The action was taken after investigating the plane crash in Karachi on 22 March.