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After the Karachi plane crash in Pakistan, it was revealed that 262 out of 860 pilots had fake licenses. 107 of them work in airlines of other countries. (File)
- Imran government strict on fake pilots of Pakistan International Airlines ie PIA
- The licenses of 28 pilots have already been suspended, the rest is in the process of verification.
In Pakistan, licenses of 15 more pilots have been suspended on charges of possessing fake licenses. These are among the 262 pilots accused of holding fake licenses. The flight of these 262 pilots has also been banned. Earlier, licenses of 28 more pilots have been suspended.
Aviation Division spokesman Abdul Sattar Khokhar said that the cabinet has approved the cancellation of licenses of these 28 pilots. The process of validation of licenses of 93 pilots has been started and the process of 141 cases is expected to be completed in a week. The fake license case came up after the Karachi plane crash
Aviation minister talked about 40% of PIA fake
After the plane crash in Karachi on 22 May, the government presented its inquiry report in Parliament. Aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan had said that 40% of PIA pilots’ licenses are fake. There are a total of 860 commercial pilots in Pakistan. According to the aviation minister, all the pilots who are being investigated were recruited before 2018. The Imran Khan government is not responsible for this, it has exposed this rigging.
Many countries banned PIA flights
107 pilots from Pakistan work in foreign airlines companies. The US as well as Muslim countries like Kuwait, Iran, Malaysia, Jordan and UAE have banned PIA and Pakistani pilots on the issue of fake pilots. The US Department of Transportation had said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FDA) had expressed concern about the license and certificate of pilots of Pakistan. We have withdrawn the permission to operate Charter Plains in the US from the PIA.
Loss of 6 billion rupees every month
According to the report, the condition of PIA has become so bad that this national carrier can be closed at any time. This state-run airline company is losing about 6 billion Pakistani rupees every month. Domestic ticket rates were reduced to increase passengers. But all of this was to no avail. Every year, 24 billion rupees are spent on salaries. The airline has 14 thousand 500 employees.