PIA CEO seeks list of fake pilots from CAA, Aviation Secy

By: News Desk      Published: 03:33 PM, 25 Jun, 2020
PIA CEO seeks list of fake pilots from CAA, Aviation Secy

The Pakistan International Airlines CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has written a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Civil Aviation Division to provide a list of pilots with fake licences.

He said that it was a grave concern for PIA and those 150 pilots cannot be allowed to fly after disclosure of fake/suspicious licences scam by the aviation minister.

Arshad Malik also said that he wrote a similar letter to the aviation secretary yesterday for provision of PIA pilots list having fake or suspicious licences but no response has so far been received.

He asked for immediate provision of the list so immediate action may be taken within rules.

He said Federal Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan had said that out of the 264 fake or suspicious pilot licences around 150 belonged to PIA.

Civil Aviation Authority after Interim Investigation Report of PIA Plane Crash decided to take action against that one-third of pilots with alleged fake licences, reported 24NewsHd TV channel. It has been decided to immediately ground all such pilots till the inquiry is completed.

Air Marshal Arshad Malik has summoned the legal and flight operations teams.

In the wake of minister’s claim that a good number of pilots have fake or improper licences, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has asked the Aviation Division to provide a list of all such pilots associated with the airline.