LAHORE: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) management on Wednesday terminated the services of a highly-paid German national, working as special assistant to chief executive officer of the airline, due to poor performance.
According to sources in the national flag carrier, Roman Schroeder was serving the airline as special assistant to PIA CEO Bernd Hildenbrand.
Earlier, he was posted as PIA Training Centre General Manager, but sources privy to the development disclosed that the said officer could not deliver in his relevant field and even after his transfer, his performance remained poor.
On Wednesday, his services were terminated through a notification.
It is relevant to mention here that PIA CEO Bern Hildenbrand, who is also a German national, is facing charges of irregularities and corruption.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started an inquiry in this regard and the CEO is one of the accused being summoned by the agency. Pakistan government has put the name of PIA CEO on ECL and asked him not to leave the country till the finalisation of probe.
New Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, after taking over the charge of his new office, was trying to streamline things in PIA.
He has started meeting with all heads to discuss ideas for betterment of the airline. Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan was taking keen interest to make airline corruption-free and probe against PIA official was started on his special directions.