68 More Pak Pilots Suspended For Fake Licences

As the process of scrutiny and verification of Pakistani pilots’ licences continues, the country’s Aviation Division suspended 68 more pilots, taking the total number to 161.

Of the 262 holders of dubious licences, the licences of 28 pilots have already been cancelled while 161 pilots have been suspended so far, Dawn news reported.

The decision about the remaining 73 pilots is expected within the next two days as the aviation division says it is taking all measures/decisions after a “double-check”.

The government will present a report on Tuesday before the Supreme Court on measures being taken for the safety of air travellers after federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced in the National Assembly that the licences of as many as 262 Pakistani pilots were dubious.

 

However, contrary to the Minister’s claim, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority recently declared that all commercial/airline transport pilots licences (CPL/ATPL) issued “are genuine and validly issued” and none of the pilot licences was fake.

A total of 262 pilots, including 107 working with the national flag carrier, were earlier grounded on a government directive.

ISLAMABAD, April 7, 2018 (Xinhua) — A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft is seen after landing at New Islamabad International Airport during a test flight in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on April 7, 2018. The test flight of Pakistan International Airlines on Saturday landed at the New Islamabad International Airport, which is expected to be officially inaugurated on April 20. (Xinhua/IANS)

Earlier, the flying licences of 28 pilots, including seven workings with Pakistan International Airlines, were cancelled.

The issue has attracted global attention as global destinations, airlines and air safety agencies had suspended authorization of PIA.

It brought global embarrassment to Pakistan and was declared as the biggest scam in the global aviation industry.

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