PIA’s former managing director Ejaz Haroon has been arrested alongside Hanif Pathan, the former director of human resources for the airline, for alleged misuse of authority.
Sources claimed the two were arrested by a federal investigative institution for misuse of authority, alleged involvement in financial irregularities and recruiting personnel illegally in the PIA.
The arrests were made after a detailed investigation.
In 2018, the FIA had launched an inquiry against Haroon, for allegedly committing massive corruption, being involved in money laundering, and accumulating assets beyond known sources of income abroad.
Ejaz Haroon stepped down as MD of PIA in 2011 after the national carrier’s employees had protested against his appointment.