According to the media reports, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the country has cancelled the licenses of as many as 28 pilots and suspended 93.
The authorities have issued the official notification regarding the cancellation of licenses following the approval by the PTI-led federal government of Pakistan. According to the details, seven pilots and a stewardess of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are among those whose licenses have been canceled by the aviation authority.
The senior joint secretary of the Civil Aviation Authority told that the scrutiny of the other pilots with the suspicious licenses through the forensic audit is ongoing. The Aviation Division, in its statement, said that the purpose to inspect is to protect those pilots who are not guilty.
On the other hand, the apex court of the country has directed the authorities to file the criminal cases against the officials who found involved in the issuance of the fake licenses to the pilots.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the authorities to immediately conclude an action against the pilots who found guilty of possessing the fake licenses. The top court also expressed dissatisfaction over the reports submitted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).