Islamabad: After submitting the interim investigation report of the Karachi PIA crash investigation to the National Assembly, the government is expected to make a major decision to correct the problems that have been discovered. The first of such decisions was taken in the form of an action directed at one third of the country’s pilots suspected of forging licenses.
The government has decided to take severe action against all pilots with false licenses. According to sources, the Civil Aviation Authority has sought a list of these pilots and decided to ground them immediately until the investigation is over.
In addition to PIA, pilots holding suspected counterfeit licenses are also employed by many other airlines and bear safety responsibilities. A total of 262 pilots’ licenses were allegedly forged, and PIA CEO Field Marshal Arshad Malik called his legal and flight operations team to decide on the appropriate course of action.
According to sources, among 400 PIA pilots, 150 captains were found to have obtained false licenses. The press conference of Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan is also expected to formally announce an investigation of the CAA regulatory authority.