Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has prohibited 141 pilots it found to have utilized unjust means in getting their accomplished licenses, a representative for the national flag carrier said on Saturday.

Abdullah Khan said the aviation ministry had given a list determine 262 pilots with fake/unconfirmed licenses, which additionally included 10 pilots related with Serene Air and nine with Air Blue.

In a letter to the Aviation Ministry, PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik said steps were being taken for the protection of flights and travelers.

The letter additionally referenced that the 141 pilots prohibited by PIA involve 17 who were determined for their unconfirmed qualifications by the national carrier itself around eighteen months back.

Senior office-carriers of Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association ‘PALPA’, including its representative Captain Qasim Qadir, were supposed to be among them, alongside Captain Yahya Sandhila, answerable for the Panjgur accurrence which had activated an investigation into the issue.

Aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar on Friday had reported that the documents of 262 pilots were ‘unconfirmed’ and in this manner they will be prohibited from flying.

He said, the remainder of the 262 fit in to flying clubs or chartered plane services. He said all the aircrafts and the clubs had been passed on that, their documents are unconfirmed, and they shouldn’t be authorized to fly

The lists of the unconfirmed pilots have been sent to appropriate authorities, including a letter and a list of 141 pilots to PIA’s CEO, directing him to prohibit these men from further flying,” said the minister.

He proceeded to state that nine out of 28 pilots have ‘admitted’ during an inquiry, and their licenses will be dropped after authorization from the federal cabinet as the giving authority is CAA, however the federal government is the command on dropping licenses.

Pakistan has 860 operative pilots, which involves PIA, Serene Air, Air Blue. The investigation which was started in February 2019 showed that 262 pilots didn’t give the test themselves and asked another person to give it for their sake,” the minister stated, including that the pilots didn’t have the best possible flying experience either.

He had included that the degrees of four PIA pilots had been seen as fake.

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