CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

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CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:24 pm

According to December 11 newspaper report:

Appointment of Air Marshal Arshad Malik as CEO PIA has been challenged at Lahore High Court (LHC).

The appeal claims that under PIA Act 2016, advertisement has to be given for the appointment of airline's CEO.

Objection is also raised against CEO PIA holding position of airline's President.

The filed application seeks appointment of professionals in the airline.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by uzkt01 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:03 pm

I agree with the applicant. This CEO is just another joke by Pak government.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by jibran.shahid » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:23 pm

Highly agree, same goes for recently publishing DG CAA ad when a person is already selected, just wasting public funds. But such jokes are common for last 70 years and will continue forever.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Tuti Fruiti » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:22 pm

Such direct ,meritlless appointments should end.
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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Mansoor Mela » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:51 pm

Should be an open and shut case. Clear cut violation of rules. All board members who endorsed his appointment should be sacked too. The useless buggers only care about their perks. Actually they should be handed over to NAB.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:17 pm

LHC seeks proof Arshad Malik exercising PIA CEO’s powers

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The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered amendment to a petition seeking that the “appointment” of Pakistan International Airline’s chief executive officer and other officials be declared as illegal, and also sought proof in the petition.

However, the petitioner has amended the plea that is fixed for today for hearing before the court of Justice Asim Hafeez.

At outset of the hearing, the court directed the petitioner to amend the paragraph 6 and seven of the petition. The court remarked that no notification had been issued with regard to the appointment so the petition does not fall in the citatory of co-warranto. The court then directed for amending the petition and writing that the respondent is “exercising the powers of CEO and President” instead of “he has been appointed as CEO and President of PIA” as no notification in this respect has so far been issued.

The court also directed petitioner Nabeel Javed Kahloon Advocate to give proof that Mr Arshad Malik had been performing as CEO and president of PIA. The court put an objection on the petition and directed for amending the same.

Paragraph 6 says, “That the respondent no. 7 is exercising the powers of Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines, whereas the PIA has now been converted into a Public Limited Company by the PIA conversion Act 2017, hence the procedure of appointment of CEO is very clear in the law, whereas the CEO shall only be appointed by publishing an advertisement in the newspaper and through a proper selection procedure.”

Arshad Malik along with seven other officers of Air Commodore and of lower ranks “without any notification and approval of the competent authority” took over the charge of chief executive officer and a self-created post of President of Pakistan International Airlines on 11-11-18.

The petitioner is of the opinion that on account of not installing right man for right job on such key positions, Pakistan International Airlines might also “become the white elephant like Pakistan Steel Mills”.

He says Malik is exercising the powers of PIA CEO whereas the airline has now been converted into a public limited company by the PIA Conversion Act 2017 whereas the CEO shall only be appointed by publishing an advertisement in the newspaper and through a proper selection procedure. He also says he (Mr Malik) had illegally declared himself as the PIA president whereas no such post is available under the Company law.

“Malik does not have the relevant experience or qualifications for the job. Indeed the recent Auditor General’s report commissioned by the Supreme Court to examine the losses incurred by PIA over the last 10 years concluded that one of the main reasons for PIA’s failure was the appointment of inappropriate CEO’s who did not have the requisite business or the Airline industry experience,” it says.

The petitioner prayed PIA President and CEO Arshad Malik along with officers of the Pakistan Air Force be restrained from performing their duties in the PIA.

Source: The Nation

Earlier report:

Court to take up a plea against PIA CEO today

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) will take up a petition challenging appointment of new PIA CEO today (Thursday).

Advocate Nabeel Javed Kahloon filed a writ petition in the court, saying: “PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik and his seven junior officers without any notification and approval of competent authority took over on November 11.”

He claimed the CEO was working illegally without any notification issued by the federal government till date, hence all the acts done by him has no value under law.

He continued: “Since the PIA has now been converted into a public limited company by the PIA Conversion Act 2017, the procedure of appointment of CEO is very clear in the law. The CEO will only be appointed by publishing an advertisement in newspaper and through a proper selection procedure. The CEO has never been appointed by following the procedure under the law.” According to APP, a Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench Wednesday issued notices to Director General (DG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on a petition filed by Qaisar Amin Butt, involved in Paragon City scam, for his release. The bench comprising headed by Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi and Justice Mirza Viqas Rauf heard the petition. During the proceedings, Qaisar’s counsel argued that his client had become an approver and got recorded his confessional statement in connection with Paragon City scam.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:38 pm

Lahore High Court has sought legal assistance in the case of the appointment CEO PIA and the post of airline's President held by him.

Next hearing of the case will take place on January 21.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:22 pm

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January 21 has been set as date at Lahore High Court for hearing the case of appeal against the appointment of CEO PIA.

Justice Shahid Karim will hear the case.

Probably the recent government notification informing the appointment of Air Marshal Arshad Malik as Acting CEO PIA will close this case.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:33 pm

Lahore High Court has reserved its judgement on the case after completion of arguments by parties involved.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:49 pm

The appeal against the appointment of Air Marshal Arshad Malik in PIA has been dismissed by Lahore High Court, according to newspaper reports.

On court orders PIA presented notification of Air Marshal's appointment in the airline. The court has declared the appointment as legal.

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Re: CEO PIA Appointment Challenged at Lahore High Court

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:44 pm

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According to report in April 17 edition of Urdu daily City42.

Appointment of serving Air Marshal Arshad Malik as CEO PIA challenged at Lahore High Court (LHC).

Educational qualifications with war course in CEO PIA vacancy advertisement was unfair/unjust towards other qualified applicants.

The court has asked parties involved in the case to present their final/concluding arguments/remarks.

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