Federal Investigation Agency has put the name of PIA’s CEO Bernd Hildenbrand on the Exit Control List.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has put the name of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Bernd Hildenbrand’s name on the Exit Control List.
According to the news secretary aviation, Name of Pakistan International Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer Bernd Hildenbrand has been placed on Exit Control (ECL) list.
CEO Pakistan International Airlines Bernd Hildenbrand is under an inquiry for purchasing aircrafts at exorbitant prices from a Sri Lankan airline. It is alleged that PIA lost several million dollars as a result of the deal.
The directive to place CEO’s name under ECL has been signed and issued by Deputy Director FIA Admin Lahore Khawaja Hammad ur Rehman.
Furthermore, a copy of the issued notification have been posted to the all the major airports that Bernd Hildenbrand should not be allowed to depart from the country.
Recently, the PIA CEO made headlines after reports emerged that he had been given massive increment by the PIA management, after approval of the government.
It was reported that Hildenbrand was receiving a salary of a salary more than $10,000 but he was demanding a raise with other fringe benefits. It may be noted that per PIA rules, an acting CEO cannot receive any increment in salaries or any other perks and privileges.
The state carrier’s spokesman later spoke on the news reports and said Hildenbrand was drawing $10,000 a month which is suggested to be increased to $18,000. “Even after the increase, it will be very much lesser than what CEOs of other carriers in Pakistan are getting,” he said.