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Chief commercial officer of PIA resigns

KARACHI: Chief Commercial Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Bilal Munir Sheikh has resigned from his post.

“Appointed in the tenure of Musharraf Rasool, the former Chief executive officer (CEO) of PIA, Mr. Bilal has tendered his resignation stating personal reasons.”, said spokesperson of the airlines.

The incumbent government on October 12, appointed Vice Chief of Air Staff , Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik as the chairman of PIA, following the decision of the supreme court earlier in the month of September, declaring the appointment of Musharraf Rasool Cyan as CEO of Pakistan International Airlines as null and void.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, gave this ruling on a petition challenging the appointment of the national flag carrier’s head.

The court in its judgment said, Mr Cyan was appointed to the post in violation of the relevant rules and regulations. Besides, a committee to appoint the PIA CEO was not set up as per the procedure. NNI

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