Six pilots of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been sacked for holding fake degrees, while five hundreds others airline staffers are also found to have bogus credentials.Captain Fahim and Captain Arshad, who have flown the airplanes of various prime ministers and presidents, are also among the sacked pilots.
The academic qualification for cadet pilot in PIA is Inter. The sacked pilots had submitted their fake certificates of Matric and Inter.
Captain Fahim and Captain Arshad had been discharging their duties in PIA for 18 year. The other sacked pilots included Captain Zaib, Captain Shayan, Captain Asmat and Captain Shahid Mannan.
According to the airline sources, more than 500 staffers are also found to have fake credentials. The sources said that no action have been taken against them on the pressure of CBA workers union Peoples Unity.