ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed allows Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood to temporarily serve as a Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday.
During the hearing of a case to the appointment of Air Marshal serving as a CEO PIA, CJP said that the country is suffering from Coronavirus due to the negligence of PIA and the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
CJP said “The Qurantine centers in Pakistan is terrible as no facilities are being provided to the patients.
Keeping the current situation in sight, CJP remakes, “Should we close the PIA as it is playing with the lives of people.”
Earlier, In January The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday turned down Air Marshal Arshad Malik’s appeal to reinstate him as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad permitted the board of directors to perform functions for the running of the national carrier of PIA.
During the hearing, Justice Gulzar remarked that Air Marshal Malik was appointed temporarily. He questioned the appointments of two air vice marshals, four air commodores, three wing commanders and one flight lieutenant in the PIA.