Lahore, 8th November: Airlines operating in Pakistan may face a ban.
According to the report of Baaghi TV, airlines in Pakistan may get banned to fly to 188 countries.
As per reports, the news of the ban comes as a result of their pilots’ licensing issue.
A media report said on Sunday that the ban from travelling to 188 countries is also imposed due to the failure to meet international standards as required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
PIA has already been banned from flying to the UK and the European Union over a licensing scandal. And if it is banned by an international agency, it will be nothing short of a disaster for PIA.
According to sources, the ICAO, in the 12th session of its 179th session, approved a mechanism for its member countries to deal with critical security concerns (SSCs).
As a member state of the ICAO, Pakistan was included in the list of eight countries that failed to deal with the SSC.
The ICAO also issued a stern warning to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority in view of the security concerns of civil aviation in the country.
According to sources, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said in a letter dated November 3 that the PCAA failed to meet international standards regarding the licensing and training of personnel in the pilot licensing process Is.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has threatened to ban Pakistani aircraft and pilots from flying to 188 countries.
It may be recalled that a few months ago, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan had said that 262 pilots, including 141 from PIA, were doing jobs through fake documents.
Talking about the warning issued by ICAO, a spokesperson of Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) said: “It will have serious consequences and it will be a complete blow to Pakistan’s aviation industry. There could be a catastrophe. ”
“Palpa has been raising this issue since June 2020 but unfortunately it was ignored by the concerned authorities,” he added.
“Palpa had submitted and offered a number of options for restructuring the system in line with international practice.”
Palpa has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene and form a special task force to resolve the issue immediately.
It should be noted that after the expiry of the 90-day period given by the ICAO, if Pakistan and four other countries do not meet these international norms, then its registered aircraft and pilots should be barred from flying to 188 countries. Will