has cancelled the licences of 50 pilots for flying with
and authorities will probe how they obtained the certificates by unfair methodology, the country’s
Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA) has told a high court docket here.
The difficulty of false licences surfaced in the wake of the tragic atomize of a Pakistan Global Airlines plane in Karachi on Can also 22, killing 97 folks, when Minister of Aviation
Ghulam Sarwar Khan
suggested the media that 260 of the country’s 860 provocative pilots had either false licences or had cheated of their checks.
Their names had been made public to handbook clear of any antagonistic impact about pretty heaps of pilots, including those working exterior Pakistan.
Destroy of day newspaper reported that authorities suggested the Islamabad high court docket that below the requirements of the Global Civil Aviation Organisation, they’ve reviewed licences of 860 commercial pilots and cancelled 50 of them after an intensive scrutiny.
The pilots had been working for the national flag carrier PIA besides to pretty heaps of Pakistani non-public and international airlines, said a epic filed by Additional Attorney Overall Tariq Mehmood Khokhar essentially essentially based fully on a petition submitted by pilot
Syed Saqlain Haider
, whose credentials had been stumbled on to be false.
In step with the epic, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been given the project to proceed towards the pilots who managed to get licences by unfair methodology.
A CAA epic said the skill of verification of 259 licences had been completed.
After due process, on July 6, a summary for cancellation of licences of 28 pilots used to be submitted to the federal cupboard, which permitted it the following day.
The petitioner’s title has been integrated in the checklist of the 28 pilots.
On September 11, one other summary for cancellation of licences of 22 pretty heaps of pilots used to be submitted to the cupboard, which permitted it on 15.
In step with the CAA epic, the Global Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations company which oversees safety of the arena aviation commerce, in a letter dated September 18 beneficial overview of all new licences.
In consequence, licences of 860 provocative pilots had been reviewed, of which 262 had been deemed suspect and suspended.
Nevertheless, after verification, 172 licences had been cleared and 50, including the petitioner’s licence, failed verification and had been cancelled with the approval of the cupboard.
The epic said licences of two pretty heaps of pilots had been cancelled before the inquiry into the topic.
Licences of 32 pretty heaps of pilots additionally failed verification and currently stay suspended.
Three pilots had died earlier than the inquiry used to be conducted.
Verification of licences of the rest three pilots is aloof below process, the epic said.
The scandal led to a huge embarrassment for Pakistan and the PIA, and the European Union (EU) banned its flights.