PIA sacks 74 extra staff for faux levels and different malpractices

Islamabad, September 2

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has sacked 74 extra staff for having faux levels, participating in drug smuggling and for poor efficiency, in accordance with a media report.

Of the 74 staff sacked by the nationwide service final month, 27 had been dismissed for faux levels, 31 for unauthorised measures, six for not following guidelines, 4 for damaging property, one for involvement in drug trafficking and three for stealing authorities data, PIA officers instructed the Express Tribune newspaper.

Another two staff had been eliminated for ‘unlawful actions’.

Apart from the sacked personnel, 4 staff had been demoted, and 11 others had been penalised for varied disciplinary points, the report stated.

Now, the variety of staff sacked within the airline within the final three months stands at 177, in accordance with the report.

The PIA has taken up a so-called ‘cleansing up’ train of its employees following Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s probe report into the May 22 Karachi aircraft crash.

The home flight from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential space close to the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

The aviation minister’s probe report blamed the pilots and the air site visitors management for the tragedy that killed 97 individuals. The report known as for wholesale modifications within the operations of the airline. PTI 

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