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Pakistan International Airlines fires more staff over fake qualifications

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Pakistan International Airlines has been forced to fire more than 70 more employees for using fake qualifications to get their jobs.

Pakistan International Airlines has cancelled pilot and flight attendant licenses after it was revealed many had used bogus degrees in order to secure their jobs.

So far, 16 pilots and 65 cabin crew have had their licenses suspended; further verification of qualifications are ongoing.

After the incident last week when 50 employees were dismissed, including three pilots, for the same issue, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) stepped in. Demanding that details of all pilots and cabin crew were sent to them, they began investigating every qualification, and found out that the problem ran a lot deeper than first thought.

A lawyer for the CAA, appearing at Pakistan’s Supreme Court, said: "Degrees of 16 pilots and 65 cabin crew members were fake and their licenses have been suspended."

Out of their 4,321 employees, around 402 remain to be verified, although the CAA has said most are already though to be genuine. Six foreign acquired degrees held by pilots for Pakistan International Airlines are still being checked out.

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