The names were also available on the website of CAA along with license details, the minister said. PIA - Pakistan International Airlines (PK, Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l) has grounded around 150 out of its 426 pilots amid suspicions that they hold “dubious” licences, company spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan told local media and the Reuters and AFP news agencies on June 25.. Pakistan International Airlines is the largest airline in Pakistan, though not the only one (there’s also Serene Air and Air Blue). Chief Executive Officer PIA Karachi had been sent names of 141 pilots. 109 are commercial aviation pilots and 153 are airline transport. The PIA grounded more than 140 pilots and wrote to foreign missions and international aviation watchdogs that it was addressing the problem but apparently everybody was not convinced. The names were also available on the website of CAA along with license details, the minister said. The new airline commenced international services in 1955 to London, via Cairo and Rome. PIA has grounded all its pilots who hold fake licenses, effective immediately. Suspicious license has become a big problem not only for PIA but for all airlines as it is becoming a cause of degradation of the country. PIA has also released the names of all the 141 pilots. List of active PIA pilots having fake licenses. Photo: Yousaf465 via Wikimedia Commons Ongoing investigation. That did cost PIA Rs175-200 million in terms of salaries of such pilots, not to mention additional perks and privileges. Similarly, the minister said, airblue had been sent a list of 9 pilots having suspicious credentials. Fake-license scandal. Similarly, the minister said, airblue had been sent a list of 9 pilots having suspicious credentials. 'Though they [airblue] are challenging the number but as per our record, they are 9,' he added. Last month, while furnishing before the National Assembly a preliminary report on the May 22 PIA plane crash in Karachi, Khan had claimed that 40 per cent of the country's pilots held "fake licences". PIA was founded on 29 October 1946 as Orient Airways, and was initially based in Calcutta, British India, before shifting operations to the newly independent state of Pakistan in 1947.Orient Airways was nationalised to form the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC). PIA is grounding 150 pilots. The list is allegedly filled with errors and false information. The PIA came under intense scrutiny after a flight carrying 99 passengers crashed in Karachi on May 22. As a result, PIA grounded 141 pilots suspected of fake licenses and fired 28 of them. Flights to Britain, which is no longer in the EU, have not been affected, says PIA spokesperson A few cases were pending decisions, the spokesperson said. Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said on Friday that the total number of 'suspicious pilots' was 262 in different airlines including PIA. Of the total pilots … Meanwhile, the PIA tracked another 15 such pilots and all of them were grounded pending clearance from the inquiry board. Date 29.06.2020 Author Haroon Janjua (Islamabad) PIA, which has a fleet of 31 aircraft and 434 pilots, plunged into further financial woes as a result of frequent cancellations and mismanagement. The pilots were working for the national flag carrier PIA as well as other Pakistani private and foreign airlines, said a report filed by Additional Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Khokhar in response to a petition submitted by pilot Syed Saqlain Haider, whose credentials have been found to be fake. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the flag carrier of Pakistan, has terminated the contracts of at least 50 employees, including pilots and cabin crew, for holding false degrees. PIA's mass dismissal came after earlier dismissing six pilots with fake degrees, according to Geo News, a Pakistani news outlet. Partnership agreement signed for research on youth skills development, job placement. Sources say 12 captains and five first officers are among the employees fired by the troubled airline Dawn reported that Raja said that PIA had cleared 110 pilots and cancelled the licences of 15, whereas 14 pilots had been declared unfit to fly. PIA Airbus 320 was on a scheduled flight from Lahore to Karachi on 22 May when 97 passengers and crew died after a botched “go-around” that damaged the plane on its first attempt at landing. A few cases were pending decisions, he said. "Grounding so many pilots will affect the PIA flight operation," the spokesperson said. The move by PIA to ground the pilots comes a day after the country’s aviation minister, Ghulam Sarqar Khan, said 262 out of 860 Pakistani pilots had “fake” licenses. A PIA spokesman confirmed to AFP news agency that the probe found about 150 of its 434 pilots had "either bogus or suspicious licences". The government has decided to take strict action against all pilots who have been flying commercial jets without a licence. PIA suspended in Europe for six months over fake pilot licence scandal. Two pilots who died in 2016 in a plane crash involving PIA flight PK-661 were also included in the list of pilots to be grounded over dubious licenses. The list of suspended pilots includes 14 employed by Shaheen Airlines. Earlier, the Ministry of Aviation had released a list of 262 pilots. Chief Executive Officer PIA Karachi had been sent names of 141 pilots. The airline’s decision came after the preliminary findings of a probe into the PIA crash in Karachi on May 22nd held the pilots responsible. While the list is being challenged by Pakistani airlines and pilot unions, it included 141 pilots from PIA, nine from Air Blue, ten from Serene Airline, and 14 from Shaheen Airlines. 150 PIA Pilots Are Being Grounded Due to Fake Licences Posted 6 months ago by Raza Rizvi Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to ground 150 of its pilots with dubious licenses. PIA and Air Blue said they would comply but had not received the list of pilots to be grounded. A PIA spokesperson said pilots who get their licenses verified would be allowed back on duty. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced yesterday that it has suspended 150 pilots after suspicions arose over the authenticity of their licenses. Licensing scandal: PIA sacks 17 pilots on cabinet orders. Khan said all major airlines across Pakistan had been supplied "lists with names" of the fake pilots, along with a request that "action" should be taken to "prevent them from flying." It has been revealed that 150 pilots at PIA are believed to hold fake credentials. The information came when Justice Umar Ata Bandial asked what steps were taken by the airline to vet the suspended licences and whether the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was pushing the issue enough to … Days after Pakistan's Civil Aviation Minister revealed that over 30 percent of its civilian pilots are not qualified to fly, the Aviation Division produced a list of 262 PIA pilots who carried fake licenses. The list of the pilots possessing ‘dubious’ licenses that the Civil Aviation Department (CAA) has submitted to PIA is replete with errors, days after Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the government has asked airlines to ground 262 pilots until an … The case, which is being investigated by the country’s aviation authority, has reached Pakistan’s top court, revealing some of the airline’s pilots have not even completed high school. Earlier on June 27, the PIA had grounded 141 pilots whose licenses were suspected to be fake. Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for latest news and updates! Following the investigation, PIA cleared 110 pilots and cancelled licenses of 15 pilots, whereas 14 pilots had been declared unfit to operate aircraft, according to the representative.