ISLAMABAD: Former Punjab government spokesman Shahbaz Gill alleged on Thursday that the former ruling parties PML-N and PPP hired pilots on fake degrees and certificates, a day after Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 40% of the pilots were holding fake degrees.
In a statement, Shahbaz Gill said that the 262 pilots, as said by Sarwar, have been found to possess fake credentials.
He said that every department has to be overhauled to make it operational. “Then they ask where is Naya Pakistan? Every department is riddled with corruption and filth,” he said.
Following the incendiary claim by the PTI leader, former ruling party PML-N’s Tala Chaudhry said that those in power should not play the blame game but carry out self-assessment.
“Sugar thieves should not put the blame of their misdeeds on previous [government’s]tenures,” he said.
Chaudhry said that the country’s tragedy is that it has been under a government that does politics over national tragedies as well. He said that Gill should know that the plane crash took place under the PTI government’s tenure.