Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has terminated the services of 52 employees on Friday.
According to the letter, the services of as many as 25 employees were terminated on charges of fake/bogus/tampered degrees and documents, 21 employees were dismissed on charges of prolonged unauthorized absence, while the service of one employee was terminated for showing disobedience and breach of rules and SOPs.
The issued letter further stated that unauthorized disclosure of official information to social and mainstream media led to the dismissal of two employees. Two other employees faced demotion over breach of rules, while one employee faced deduction of increments for being absent from duty.
The PIA’s HR department said in a letter to all employees, “Discipline is the most important aspect of any organisation as it binds the employees and motivates them to follow the organisation’s rules and regulations. It is, therefore, important to appreciate hardworking and dedicated employees and punish defaulters found guilty after transparent and unbiased inquiries as per law”.
However, the organization also awarded appreciation letters to 11 employees for showing dedication and commitment to their duty.
The national flag carrier recently grounded more than 140 pilots after the revelation in the National Assembly that some pilots held ‘dubious and fake’ licenses.