Five CAA officials suspended, public demands their arrest

The Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan announces the suspension of five Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials for their involvement in the issuing of fake licenses.

According to the details of Baaghi TV, the names of five people suspended are:

  • Asif ul Haq (Deputy Manager Licensing)
  • Faisal Mansoor Ansari (Senior Joint Director Licensing)
  • Abdul Raees (Senior Superintendent HR)
  • Khalid Javed (Assistant Grade 2 Administrator)
  • Syed Adeel Aftab (Assistant Grade 2 Administrator)

Public demands stringent punishment to the accused and their arrest as they have been indulged in heinous crimes.

CAA reluctant to take action against PIA pilots with ‘dubious’ licenses
CAA; the leading cause of deteriorating aviation in Pakistan

It to be remembered that a preliminary investigation into a deadly plane crash in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi has found that 30% of the country’s civilian pilots have fake licenses.

While addressing Pakistan’s National Assembly, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that the country has 860 active pilots serving its domestic airlines, as well as some foreign carriers, and that 262 have fake licences and are not qualified to fly.

However, according to the reports, around 150 PIA pilots with suspected licences have been barred from flying the aircraft and pilots who verify their licences will be taken on duty.

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