Case of PIA CEO. It may be recalled that on December 31, 2019, the Sindh High Court had stopped Air Marshal Arshad Malik, chief executive officer of the national airline, from banning the recruitment and transfer of new recruits, employees.
A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court had prevented Air Marshal Arshad Malik from working and selling, selling policy, and selling more than one crore assets in the PIA.
In addition, the court issued a notice to the deputy attorney general on January 22 asking for a response.
Later, Air Marshal Arshad Malik challenged the Sindh High Court's interim decision against him in the Supreme Court.
The aforementioned plea was made a party to the Federal, Cabinet Division and Ministry of Civil Aviation and requested that he be reinstated.
On January 21, the Supreme Court rejected the request for reinstatement of Arshad Malik and adjourned the case for 2 weeks, seeking the record of the case pending in the Sindh High Court.
It is to be noted that against the Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Airline Senior Staff Association (SASA) general secretary Safdar Anjum had filed a petition in the court stating that Air Marshal Arshad Malik did not meet the standard of education for the post. There is no landing and no airline experience.
It was argued in the petition that Air Marshal Arshad Malik did his BSc in 1982 and subsequently received his studies on war studies, but he was not aware of the civil aviation rules related to the airline industry and commercial flights.