Dozens of ghost workers uncovered in PIA

07:17 PM | 17 Mar, 2015
Dozens of ghost workers uncovered in PIA
LAHORE (Web Desk) – The intelligence wing of Pakistan International Airlines on Tuesday uncovered dozens of ghost workers at different stations of the national flag carrier.


Reports said these ghost workers were costing the airlines millions of rupees and might be weeded out. They are not attending their duties, but just drawing hefty salaries.


Earlier, several PIA employees were found possessing fake academic credentials.


Also, the academic credentials of Faisal Younis, the elder brother of former fast bowler and Pakistan cricket team head coach Waqar Younis, for intermediate and bachelors were reportedly found to be forged.


Faisal Younis, who is a pilot in the national flag carrier, joined PIA back in 2003 and had a commercial pilot’s licence at the time. He has been operating PIA airbus these days.


Since a number of lawmakers had been disqualified for possessing fake credentials, the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee is of the view that such a crime on behalf of a working pilot cannot be overlooked.


Faisal Younis has not yet been disqualified as pilot, but his seniority has been curtailed by three years.


According to Civil Aviation Authority official Muhammad Ali Gardezi, Faisal Younis’s pilot licence is not fake, but his FA and BA credentials are.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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