Islamabad: Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has stated that the licenses of 262 pilots have been declared suspicious out of which 28 have been confirmed to be pretend whereas all of the airways Pilots with suspicious licenses have been barred from flying.
Addressing a press convention in Islamabad, he stated that 141 pilots of suspicious licensees belonged to PIA. The licenses of 9 pilots of Air Blue, 10 pilots of Surin Airlines and 17 pilots of Shaheen Airlines are questionable. The remainder of the pilots are with overseas airline charters and different personal airways. Of these, the licenses of 28 pilots have been proved to be pretend and 9 pilots have confessed to having pretend levels.
The Federal Minister stated that there have been 4 accidents within the final ten years, three of which concerned the pilot. Falsely licensed pilots will probably be prosecuted. A abstract of revocation of licenses of 28 pilots will probably be despatched to the Cabinet. Passengers can’t be left on the mercy of such individuals.
He stated that Civil Aviation had suspended 5 individuals for issuing pretend licenses and FIA instances can be despatched towards them for authorized motion. IT persons are additionally concerned in issuing pretend licenses.
Ghulam Sarwar Khan stated that 753 pilots are working in Pakistan out of which 262 licenses have been discovered to be unsure. One of the 121 pilots' papers was suspicious. There are 39 pilots with two bogus papers and 34 captains whose eight papers have been discovered suspicious. It has additionally been revealed that different individuals's papers got as a substitute of pilots. Most of the pilots have been recruited throughout the PPP regime.
The Minister of Aviation stated that there have been no new recruitments in PIA after 2018. 640 staff of the nationwide airline have been sacked on the idea of faux levels. We began the method of reform and 2021 would be the yr of enchancment of Pakistan's establishments. PIA's fleet at present consists of 31 plane and can improve to 45 by 2023.