ISLAMABAD: In the Public Accounts Committee meeting, DG FIA has revealed that there are 840 cases of fake degrees in PIA.
According to Express News, a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament was held under the chairmanship of Chairman Noor Alam Khan, in which the audit objections of the Civil Aviation Division were reviewed. In the meeting, DGFIA Mohsin Butt, while giving a briefing, said that the inquiry into the damage caused by PIA Premier Service has been resumed.
According to DGFIA, the national exchequer lost Rs 3 billion 19 crore due to the new service launched during the Legis era. After completing the inquiry, the report will be submitted to the PAC. It should be noted that in the last meeting, the PAC had expressed its reservations on closing the inquiry on the basis of lack of evidence.
Briefing the members of the committee, DGFIA further informed that there was a loss of 99.0 million rupees by renting iPads for PIA. FIRs have been registered and challan has also been submitted. 2 people are absconding and their bail is being revoked.
PAC directed to block the identity cards of the accused. Chairman Committee Noor Alam Khan said that this will close their bank accounts, then they will come by themselves. Apart from this, DGFIA also gave a briefing on fake degree case in PIA, in which he said that 15 cases have been registered, further inquiries are going on.
According to DGFIA, fake degree cases are related to Karachi, Sindh, Punjab, Pakhtunkhwa etc. He disclosed that there are 840 cases of fake degrees in PIA. The Public Accounts Committee also directed action against the assistants and facilitators of the fake degree holders.
Besides, the Public Accounts Committee directed to establish convenience desks for laborers and overseas Pakistanis at all airports across the country, saying that not dual citizens, including parliamentarians, but laborers abroad are more respectable.
While giving a briefing, DGASF told the committee members that up to 15 thousand airport security personnel are deployed at all airports across the country. Local security forces are deployed at Gwadar, Turbat and Peshawar airports. According to the audit para, rules were violated in procurement of weapons for airport security. Departmental action has been initiated against 5 officers for violating the rules.