ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has rejected plea for restoration of PIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshid Mehmood Malik to his post.
The petition filed against High Court decision for stopping Air Martial Arshid Mehmood from performing function as CEO PIA came up for hearing before SC Tuesday.
The court rejected the plea seeking restoration of PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshid Mehmood on his post. However the court allowed PIA Board of Directors to work.
The SC while seeking details of the case from Sindh High Court (SHC) clubbed CEO PIA case with Privatization case.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad remarked 'PIA is not some one's fiefdom but it is an asset of the nation.CEO was brought under temporary arrangements. This CEO came in PIA on deputation and brought with him 10 persons. PIA chairman should come under law. Government should appoint new CEO of PIA under the set procedure. It is better Air Marshal should pack up. It is not known some Air Marshal will run PIA how; CJP further remarked ' why government is running PIA. Give PIA to Air Force.