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Re: Name of PIA CEO Put on ECL

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:54 pm

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Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman and Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has asked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate who removed name of Acting PIA CEO Bernd Hildenbrand from ECL and allowed him to leave the country.

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Re: Name of PIA CEO Put on ECL

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Ex-PIA chief wants to return to Pakistan to face allegations, but ‘facing obstacles’

By Tufail Ahmed

Published: November 8, 2017

KARACHI:
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) former CEO Bernd Hilden has shown his willingness to return to Pakistan to respond to the allegations levelled against him. However, he is being barred by a few ‘influential ‘figures.

These people, sources revealed, fear that Hilden will expose important facts about PIA.

The national carrier’s administration had issued a show cause notice to him demanding an explanation over selling a flight-worthy aircraft (A310) of the airlines to a German museum at a throwaway price. The notice bore signatures of the former HR director. Hilden’s lawyer had later submitted a detailed answer to it.

Sources close to Hilden claimed that director transport Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was approached for granting permission to send the aircraft to Germany. Without CAA’s permission, no aircraft can fly from the airport.

On the directives of the high officials of PIA, the permission for getting deregistration from Pakistan Civil Aviation was submitted. The aircraft first landed in Malta and then reached Germany.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Consulate in Germany is not issuing a visa to Hilden.

Sources further stated that if the Pakistan Consulate in Germany does not issue a visa to him, he will hold a Skype press conference in Karachi and Islamabad. When Hilden’s name was added to the Exit Control List (ECL), the German Counsel based in Islamabad met prime minister and former interior minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan.

The German consulate then held high-level meetings with government officials to remove Hilden’s name from the ECL.

After approval from the PIA board and association division on May 10 for a month, Bernd Hilden left for Germany.

During this time, his name was removed from the no-fly list and was granted permission to travel abroad.

Source: tribune.com.pk
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Re: Name of PIA CEO Put on ECL

Post by ammad » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:44 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:41 pm
The German consulate then held high-level meetings with government officials to remove Hilden’s name from the ECL.
Remember, in other thread i mention that purpose of meeting of German consular is to talk some thing else, and for news they mention that, PIA should start operating to Frankfurt.

In my opinion if Hildenbrand thinks he is not on mistake and Mafia in PIA help compel his ouster, he should be given fair chance of trial and to clarify his position.
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Re: Name of PIA CEO Put on ECL

Post by arshad.altaf » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:28 am

There is this mafia and it seems there is also a cartel of mafia who will probably join hands, if not done already, to ensure that he is discredited. Who knows even the delay in visa is also linked to this. Even his life could be in danger if he somehow or the other makes it to Pakistan to spill out the truth. His comments in the Herald piece, "They basically manage PIA in many areas and, of course, they are not interested in economic success of the airline but in the [the interest of] their own clientele [that ranges] from a loader to a pilot." Loader to pilot. Vow thats how ingrained the corruption is in PIA. If he is right.

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