LAHORE Lahore High Court has issued notice to the MD PIA and asked him to file report to the court for reportedly promoting about seven officers to next grade on fake degrees. It is worth mentioning here that PIA employees Mudassar Hassan Rana, Muhammad Arshad Khan and others have filed a writ petition in the court claiming that seven officers working in PIA Marketing and Sales department and promoted to next grade were not holding the degrees recognized by the HEC or any other controlling institutions. They claimed that promotion of these officers was against the law, policy and procedure. PIA management has promoted seven officers including Muhammad Ijaz Reservation and Ticketing Officer, PIA Lahore, Wajid Saleem Ch. Sales Promotion Officer, Ms. Qaisera Tabassum, Reservation and Ticketing Officer (RTO), Irfan Basit (RTO), Tanveer Qasim RTO, Rao Muhammad Arif, Sales Promotion Officer and Israr-ul-Haq RTO. PIA employees claimed that PIA management have promoted 25 officers to group five to six but among them 90 percent officer were holding fake degrees issued by Alkhair University or other such universities which were blacklisted by the court or they have no campus in Lahore or Karachi where these officer could attend classes. Because as per service record the promoted officers remained present on their duty in Lahore and how can they simultaneously attend classes and duty in two different and distant cities. Mudasir and Arshad Khan further claimed that these officer neither obtained NOC from the airlines nor requested leave to take examination of the said degree. They even claimed that they had 100 percent proofs for challenging their degrees fake and same exercise was being done ion Karachi and other cities. They blamed the PIA management of not passing the sadi officer from any sort of test or examination. They said that all these promotions were done on political grounds and it was very much reflected from the malafide intension of the management of airline that it put ban on the further promotion or transfer on very next day of the said promotion. They also revealed that the university from the said officer got degrees has its office on Walton road and they were welcoming every body to purchase degree in one and half lac rupees. They also disclosed an interesting thing that said university management was offering a scheme in this regard that if some candidate manage four people to purchase degree of MBA or any other class the fifth degree will given to him free of cost as prize degree. They claimed that PIA employees were facing anxiety in this regard and they termed it heart burning of the bonafide employees who were holding real degrees were not being promoted to next grade. PIA spokesman said that though he was not aware of the education record of the every employee of the airline but the management would sort out and if some one was found with fake degree would be brought to justice.