Ex-PIA MD arrested for ‘illegal’ hiring

Islamabad, Oct 18 : Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the former managing director (MD) of Pakistan Interna­t­ional Air­lines (PIA) on charges of “illegal” hiring, officials said.

On Saturday, the FIA’s Corporate Cri­me Circle, Karachi arrested former PIA MD Aijaz Haroon and also former Human Resource director Moham­mad Haneef Pathan, Dawn news reported

In a statement, FIA Deputy Director Abdur Rauf Shaikh said the agency had registered an FIR against the two on charges of the illegal appointment of Salim Sayani, a Pakistani-American, as Deputy Managing Director in 2009 in “clear violation of PIA HR rules”.

The FIA officer said that Sayani, who is also been booked in the casem had been appointed on a monthly salary of $20,000 along with other perks and privileges that caused huge loss to the national exchequer.

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Sharing details of the perks and privileges, the officer said apart from the salary in US dollars, he was allowed to stay at a five-star hotel for three months and his family was also provided accommodation in Dubai on flag carrier’s expense.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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