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Pilot’s Fake Degree Case: CJP Fines Air blue, PIA, Shaheen Airlines

Karachi(May 12, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar while hearing a case of fake degrees of pilot on Saturday said that the Supreme Court did not summon Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

According to the details, CJP while hearing case at the Karachi Supreme Court Registry remarked that the contempt of court proceedings would be initiated against Air blue Managing Director Junaid Khan (not Abbasi) if the airline did not verify degrees of its pilots.

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The chief justice also expressed anger over Air blue management for not verifying the degrees of its pilots despite court orders, and ordered the managing director to deposit Rs. 50,000 at Fatimid Foundation as a penalty.While answering the chief justice’s questions regarding the case, Junaid said Air blue had 101 pilots and overall strength of the staff stood at 251.

Besides the Airblue managing director, Pakistan International Airlines CEO Musharraf Rasool was also present at the hearing.

On the fake degrees case, Justice Nisar questioned the PIA CEO on the number of pilots. To this, Musharraf Rasool said the airline had 32 aircraft and 498 pilots.He added degrees of 369 pilots have been verified while 39 have taken stay order regarding their degrees.

However, the chief justice ordered PIA CEO to present a report by 4pm and ordered him to Pay Rs. 50000 as penalty, Fatmid Foundation.

Yesterday, The spokesman for Prime Minister’s Office said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has not received any notice from the Apex Court.

Clarifying media reports about summoning the Prime Minister by the Supreme Court, the spokesman said the Prime Minister believes in the rule of law and respect of the courts.

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The Prime Minister will appear before the court if summoned on any issue.

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