Mother of co-pilot who died in Chitral plane crash files petition in SHC

Mother of co-pilot who died in Chitral plane crash files petition in SHC

The mother of the co-pilot who lost his life in the Chitral plane crash has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court. The petitioner said that her son, M Mansoor Janjua, had martyred in an ATR plane crash four years ago, adding that she had been going from pillar...

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All licences issued to pilots are “genuine and validly issued”: CAA

All licences issued to pilots are “genuine and validly issued”: CAA

In an apparent contradiction to the aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s accusation that approximately 40 percent of Pakistani pilots had dubious licences, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has clarified that all commercial/airline transport pilots licences issued “are genuine and validly issued”. In a letter dated July 13 to a high-ranking...

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SHC hears appeal regarding inquiry against Palpa’s Imran Narejo

SHC hears appeal regarding inquiry against Palpa’s Imran Narejo

On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court heard an appeal pertaining to the inquiry against Palpa’s general secretary Imran Khursheed Narejo. The court ordered to stop the inquiry until Mr Narejo’s full recovery from the coronavirus. The court also said in its order that unless the PIA doctor deems Mr Narejo...

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CAA okays 21 Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines

CAA okays 21 Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines

On Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) gave a clean chit to 18 Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines, including Oman’s SalamAir and Hong Kong airlines. The names of the pilots cleared by the aviation regulator include Captain Fawad Shahab, Sheikh Saifullah, Mohammad Bilal Malik, Mohammad Javed, and Mohammad Rashid....

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After EU, US also bars PIA from operating special direct flights

After EU, US also bars PIA from operating special direct flights

The national flag carrier PIA faced another setback when the United States transport authority revoked the permission granted to the airline to operate a number of special direct flights to the US. According to a PIA spokesperson, that move was the outcome from the disclosure of Pakistani pilots’ suspected dubious...

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Fake pilots: a nuisance to Pakistan’s aviation industry

Fake pilots: a nuisance to Pakistan’s aviation industry

By Adeel Ahmed NEVER has Pakistan’s aviation industry seen a scandal of this scale: indeed, the issue of pilots’ dubious licenses has even overshadowed the findings in the initial investigation report of the PIA plane crash occurred on May 22nd. That we came to know, through the aviation minister, that...

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Dubious licenses: PIA to ground 150 pilots

Dubious licenses: PIA to ground 150 pilots

In the National Assembly on Wednesday, minister for aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan revealed that many commercial pilots of PIA had ‘dubious licenses’. Following the chilling disclosure, the management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to ground its 150 pilots. PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said the management has now written...

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RAVA Exclusive: PIA — A national liability riddled with indiscipline, mediocrity and corruption

RAVA Exclusive: PIA — A national liability riddled with indiscipline, mediocrity and corruption

By Fahmidah Yousfi and Adeel Ahmed PAKISTAN International Airlines (PIA), once the pride of Pakistan, has been in doldrums for a number of years. The company has accrued massive financial losses to the tune of Rs. 300 billion and run up loans due to decades of indiscipline, mismanagement and corruption,...

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Work to remove crashed aircraft debris gets underway

Work to remove crashed aircraft debris gets underway

The process of eliminating the debris of the doomed PIA plane that crashed last week in Karachi’s Model Colony area began on Wednesday, barring the aircraft’s engine, landing gear, and avionics. Removal of the rubble started after consent from the Airbus investigation team that had reached Karachi on Tuesday. The...

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Yet Another Tragic Day

Yet Another Tragic Day

By Adeel Ahmed WHILE Pakistan was busy grappling with COVID-19 crisis, it had to face another tragedy that swallowed scores of lives within seconds. A PIA flight carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew crashed in a residential area of Karachi’s Model Colony neighborhood on Friday, killing 57 and incurring a...

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