The apex court has issued an order verifying the degrees of employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa in the Supreme Court heard the case regarding the verification of the degrees of pilots and staff of the national airline.
During the hearing, the court remarked that "Al-Khair University is merely a showcase, the degrees have been sold without the educational process; the pursuit of degrees seems illegal."
The court said that "PIA should ensure that the educational credentials of the employees are from approved educational institutions, submitting the report verifying the degrees".
Later, the court adjourned the case for a month and summoned the Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Managing Director (MD) PIA and the Attorney General at the next hearing.
It may be recalled that last year, the then Chief Justice Saqib Nisar himself took notice of the case of recruitment of fake degrees in the PIA.
Subsequently, the PIA has so far fired 467 staff members, while more than 201 former employees have withdrawn orders from the courts against their dismissal.
It should be noted here that 16 pilots were also included in the fake dismissal staff