Amir Hayat becomes new interim PIA CEO as Arhsad Malik retires
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Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Amir Hayat has assumed the charge of an interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as Arhsad Malik has completed his tenure and stands retired today, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Air Vice Marshal Amir Hayat was appointed as Adviser to President & CEO PIA Air Marshal (Retired) Arshad Malik in October 2020.
PIA spokesperson said that the national carrier has already advertised for the recruitment of the new PIA CEO.
Arshad Malik was appointed as vice chief of air staff and on April 25 (today) he was retired from the service on completion of his term.
Arhsad Malik was appointed in October 2018.
Amid the Arshad Malik stint as PIA CEO, six planes became part of the PIA fleet.
During his era, PIA staff strength declined significantly from 550 to 260 on average.
Arhsad Malik initiated departmental inquiry and action against 1100 employees and 800 employees were kicked out from the PIA on having fake degrees. The sacking of employees was part of a cost-cutting campaign.
Reporter Saeed Ahmed Saeed