Only genuine pilots flying planes now: Shibli

Says opposition is chanting minus-one slogans only to protect their corruption practices

By: News Desk      Published: 08:57 PM, 1 Jul, 2020
Only genuine pilots flying planes now: Shibli

Federal Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz has said that government will take strict action against all the pilots having fake licences.

Briefing media about the decisions taken by the federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, the information minister said that government would take indiscriminate action against the pilots having fake degrees and fake licences.

Shibli said: “Opposition is chanting minus-one slogans only to protect their corruption practices. Opposition leaders should focus on bringing their looted money back. The collation partners are supporting and standing with the government.”

Shibli Faraz said that issue of fake degrees and licenses came up during the cabinet meeting. “Pilots have been fired for having dubious licences and only cleared pilots are flying planes now,” said the information minister.

The government will bring reforms in the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Five CAA officials were also suspended in fake licences case, said the information minister.

The cabinet meeting also took up the auditor general report for the year 2018-19 pointing irregularities in the government departments.

Prime Minister Imran Khan always said that lack of transparency would ruin the national institutions, the minister said adding that it was due to such measures that PIA and Pakistan Railways became loss-making institutions.

The federal cabinet also approved to conduct audit of SECP. Usman Nasir was appointed head of the Software Export Board.

The cabinet also gave permission of handing over Marghazar Zoo’s (Islamabad) administrative control to Ministry of Climate Change.

The cabinet deferred the amendment to drug policy until next meeting due to the objections raised by federal ministers.

Shibli Faraz said that the cabinet directed the concerned officials to remove hurdles in the way of wind and solar energy plant.

The cabinet also approved three projects on the likes of Kohala Hydropower project for producing electricity on minimal rates.

Shibli said that the PM also directed to make provincial finance commission functional.