ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court docket of Pakistan on Wednesday permitted Air Marshal Arshad Mehmood Malik to proceed as Chief Government Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan Worldwide Airways Company Restricted (PIACL).

 A 3-judge bench of the apex courtroom headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard Malik’s enchantment in opposition to the Sindh Excessive Court docket order that restrained him from performing features as CEO of PIA.

The courtroom remarked that it anticipated the Air Marshal to do nicely and ship for the nationwide service. The courtroom summoned the administration and the office-bearers of CBA PIA to take care of the problem of labor forces and numerous contracts issued by PIA to varied individuals and entities. In the meantime Arshad Malik has been requested to be in attendance within the assembly of PIA administration and office-bearers of the CBA to be held on the Supreme Court docket.

Through the listening to, Legal professional Common for Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan appeared earlier than the bench and mentioned that although he represents the federation, within the on the spot case he’s showing because the Chief Regulation Officer of the Court docket to help to the bench in order that the matter may very well be determined in the proper means.

He knowledgeable the courtroom that Air Marshal Arshad Malik was appointed CEO of PIA by authorized course of and requested the bench to permit him to proceed as CEO because the PIA has proven good ends in its current operations.

The bench proposed that the bigger problems with the PIA also needs to be handled. The order mentioned that the first challenge bogging down PIA’s efficiency is that of human sources. Employment in PIA is extreme in ratio of the planes it operates, and this issue doesn’t permit PIA to turn into a possible {and professional} entity.

 The courtroom famous that the second challenge is that the PIA is awarding contracts for tools and providers from individual or entities who will not be chosen on advantage. The courtroom added that it should certainly be performed on the premise of favoritism on account of the political exigency, which can also be deteriorating PIA’s efficiency.


The courtroom mentioned that one other challenge is that the PIA officers are ceaselessly transferred which isn’t benefiting the PIA. The bench in view of all these components summoned the administration and the office-bearers of CBA to look earlier than the apex courtroom to take care of the matter. The courtroom additionally sought the total particulars of all of the contracts awarded by the PIA in any respect ranges. The report ought to element the utilities drawn by the PIA and which contract must be retained and which is to be revoked based mostly on its feasibility. The courtroom directed the PIA administration to submit the report inside one month.


The bench adjourned the listening to until April 18 for additional proceedings on this matter.


Relating to the coronavirus epidemic, the bench famous that the virus entered the nation by airports and borders – particularly the Iran border. The Chief Justice remarked that the federal government is accountable for it. “The entire government machinery and the procedure are in disarray,” mentioned Justice Ijaz.


Justice Gulzar mentioned that they know what types of preparations had been made in Taftan the place the individuals who got here from Iran had been saved. He added, “From that place more disease was brought into the country. We have been asked to close the courts.” Justice Ijaz mentioned that the apex courtroom have taken precaution measures on the doorway gates.