ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Friday ordered to verify the academic degrees of all the employees including senior officers.
As per details garnered, a notification has also been issued in this regard to the authorities concerned. In the notification, the employees have been directed to submit their educational degrees within next 10 days at admin branch.
It is pertinent to mention here that former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered verification of lawyers’ degrees from 2005 onwards.
The chief justice directed that the verification process will take place at the additional registrar’s office. He also ordered the bar associations of the country to cooperate with the top court on the matter.
12 pilots, 73 crew members of PIA have fake degrees
Earlier, at least 12 pilots and 73 crew members of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have fake degrees, the national airline told the Supreme Court in a report on Friday.
During the hearing of PIA fake degrees
case, the chief justice said that the SC had issued notices to PIA over fake degrees a year ago, but the national airline has not taken any concrete steps.
Meanwhile, the apex court has summoned the heads of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the PIA and the universities in the next hearing. The PIA told the apex court in its report that it has 498 pilots and 1,864 crew members in the national airlines.
The CAA officials told the apex court that the pilots are not allowed to fly planes anymore. The pilots get stay orders anytime action is taken against them, said the PIA.
The chief justice assured the CAA and PIA that no other court would interfere in PIA fake degree case.
On the other hand, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has directed the authorities concerned to constitute a board for verification of degrees of employees appointed in Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television after 2008.