Pakistan International Airline recently published an advertisement for the position of its CEO and social media is having a field day about it. Interestingly PIA had a working CEO until yesterday but after the backlash in media the government took a U-turn and said he is an “acting CEO”. This happened after a legally appointed CEO who was appointed after due process was sent home by the supreme court for the reasons that he lacked “aviation experience” and the PMLN govt was accused of tailoring the Job Description to make him the most suitable candidate.
Well, surprise this time the tailor master is back in action and has come up with a very unique and specific job description that can only get one person appointed as CEO. And you get nothing for guessing the name. It is Air Marshal Arshad Malik who is currently holding the position.
Editor of Dawn Zaffar Abbas wrote in his tweet about the Educational Qualification.
PIA is looking for a new CEO. The educational qualifications required makes an interesting read: pic.twitter.com/lJl7u0RBsB
— Zaffar Abbas (@abbasz55) January 10, 2019
Prominent aviation journalist Tahir Imran did not mince his words to say what the job description is about.
This is how you advertise for a position when you have already hired the man and want to give him the job. ?
I will not be surprised that after this whole avtivity of advertisement & so on the successful candidate will be Air Marshal Arshad Khan. ? pic.twitter.com/NvSnhk2daT
— Tahir Imran Mian ✈ (@TahirImran) January 8, 2019
Journalist Waseem Abbasi was also concerned.
Is PIA going to war?? They are looking for a CEO who has degree in war course… pic.twitter.com/gaQArJj00v
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) January 10, 2019
Agha Babar also thinks that PIA has the man for the job they just want to complete the process.
If someone is Masters in War course, shipping, Naval or Military operations then he should head any military organization, why PIA govt want that guy to be CEO of PIA?
Saaf saaf dikh raha hai banda mojud hai isliay uski qabiliyat dekh kar yeh ishtihar dya hai pic.twitter.com/NMDxB2s4KK
— AGHA BABAR (@AGHA001) January 11, 2019