On Tuesday, Arshad Malik, Air Marshal and Ceo of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was stopped from performing his duties as the the airline’s chief executive officer by Sindh High Court (SHC).
Safdar Anjum, the general secretary of the airline’s Senior Staff Association (SASA) filed a petition against the Ceo in the high court.
The petition highlighted that Malik did not fulfill the educational requirements of the post neither did he have any relevant experience for the job.
The two-member bench issued directives to stop the PIA CEO from performing his functions. The court also stopped the airline from transferring, hiring or firing employees. The high court also stopped the PIA from buying or selling assets
Arshad Malik has served for more than 40 years in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) before he was appointed as the airline’s chief executive officer. He was appointed as PIA chairman on October 11, 2018 by the federal government.
The Sindh High Court has also issued a notice for the deputy general to appear before the court on January 22 in relation to the case.