The licenses of 34 PIA pilots have been suspended by Civil Aviation Authority

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The licences of as many as 34 more pilots of the national flag-carrier have been suspended by the Civil Aviation Authority for holding the fake degrees.

According to the notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the licences will remain suspended till the inquiry against the pilots of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has not been completed.

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On the other hand, the European Union Safety Agency (EASA) ordered its member countries to stop Pakistani pilots from working.

According to the details, the European Union Safety Agency (EASA) has asked its member states for the details of the Pakistani pilots. The EASA sent the letter to the member counties in which it stated the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revealed irregularities in the issuance of 40% of licenses to the Pakistani pilots.

In its letter, the European Union Safety Agency (EASA) recommended the member countries to stop such pilots from working under their TCO consideration.

It is pertinent to mention here that last month, the authorities in Pakistan said that they have grounded 262 airline pilots whose credentials may have been falsified after the International Air Transport Association said that the irregularities were found in licenses of the pilots at PIA represent a “serious lapse” in safety controls.

While presenting the initial investigation report into the PIA plane crash in Karachi, the Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that 40% of the Pakistani pilots held ‘dubious licenses’.

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