CAA launches app for reporting hazards, risky incidents during air travel

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has launched an app for identifying and reporting hazards, risky incidents, accidents and safety issues witnessed during air travel directly to the authority. The Android app called the “Voluntary Hazard/Incident Reporting System”, is available

CAA serves notices to four airlines over cancelling scheduled flights

KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued notices to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and three other private airlines for canceling scheduled domestic flights. The CAA took strict notice of the decision of the four airlines regarding the cancellation of scheduled

PIA operated 13 special flights ahead of UK travel ban: SAPM Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has operated thirteen special flights to the United Kingdom ahead of a travel ban being imposed from April 9. Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari thanked

Pakistan extends restrictions on inbound flights till March 18

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has extended the duration of restrictions imposed on inbound flights, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday. The restrictions will remain in place till March 18, the CAA said in a notification. On March 1, the aviation

CAA extends travel restrictions on passengers till March 14

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended advisory for travel restrictions on passengers arriving from foreign countries till March 14. In a statement, the authority said that instructions regarding standard operating procedures  (SOPs) issued on December 31, 2020 must

FIA arrests pilot, five CAA officers in fake license case

KARACHI: A pilot and five officers of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the fake pilots’ licence scandal. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) corporate crime circle completed its investigation into the issuance

Foreign airline fined for violating COVID-19 SOPs

ISLAMABAD: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has taken against a foreign airline for failing to observe COVID-19 related Standard Operating Procedures. The aviation regulatory body has imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on Qatar Airways for violating the SOPs which

CAA issues new travel advisory for passengers

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a new travel advisory for passengers travelling abroad from the country. According to details, the flights coming from abroad have been divided into two categories (A and B) in wake of the

Fake or genuine licences

The issue regarding the possession of fake licences by pilots took a bizarre turn whether a letter surfaced in which the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said all pilots have genuine licences. The aviation regulatory downplayed the seriousness of the matter

An owl on every branch

Whenever an incident occurs anywhere in the world, the concerned government tries to bring out the facts after a thorough investigation. However, after the PIA plane crash in Karachi before Eid-ul-Fitr, a significant revelation came from a key Pakistani government

Pilots’ licences – Fake or genuine? What is the reality?

The saga over the possession of dubious or fake licences by Pakistanis pilot is getting murkier and confusing with every passing day with allegations and contradictory statements from all quarters. The pilots have decided to retaliate as they are been

FIA forms JIT to investigate PIA crash in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a Joint Investigation Team to investigate the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-8303 crash in Karachi. The team was formed on the recommendations of the Senate Standing on Interior which had taken notice

Pakistan to resume limited domestic flights from today

ISLAMABAD: Domestic flight operations will resume in Pakistan today, as the country continues to gradually ease the lockdown. Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan in a statement said that about 20 percent of domestic flights would resume from today, but with

CAA extends ban on inbound flights of chartered, private planes till April 11

KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended its ban on operations of chartered and private planes up to 11 April 2020 due to COVID-19 epidemic. According to a notification issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the extension in the suspension

Pakistan allows chartered flight to transport US, British diplomats

KARACHI: Pakistan has granted permission to operate a chartered flight on the request of US Embassy to transport American citizens and diplomats along with British officials. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a statement for the special plane of US

CAA closes 5 major airports for international flights amid COVID-19 fears

KARACHI: While implementing the decisions taken by the National Security Council (NSC) meeting, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has closed five major airports of Pakistan for international flights. The authority has also issued a notification in this regard which stated

CM Murad directs CAA officials for stern screening of passengers

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials for stern screening of the passengers landing at the Karachi airport. The statement came in meeting between CAA officials who called on Sindh Chief

Modi’s BJP party defeat shows outrage against CAA in Delhi polls

NEW DELHI: In Modi’s first electoral test since violent anti-government demonstrations erupted nearly two months ago, India’s ruling party was expected to lose an important state election, the vote count revealed on Tuesday. The demonstrations, in which at least 25

Pakistan resumes flight operations for China

ISLAMABAD: Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) spokesman has said that the direct flight operation between China and Pakistan resumed after being temporarily suspended for a few days. A statement issued by the spokesman of the aviation division said Pakistan had decided

CAA suspends flights between Pakistan, China due to coronavirus

KARACHI: On Thursday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) temporarily suspended all direct flight between China and Pakistan in worry of deadly coronavirus   after a competent authority has approved, the civil aviation authority (CAA) issued a notification in which stated

CAA apprehends five men trying to leave Pakistan with fake documents

ISLAMABAD: Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) apprehended five individuals as they were trying to board a flight with fake passports and documents. According to CAA Spokesperson, the apprehended individuals were trying to fly out of Pakistan to Malaysia. The spokesperson further

Indian police arrest anti-CAA protest organiser

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Tuesday arrested a university student involved in organising protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) after he made comments that the ruling party said were seditious. Sharjeel Imam shot to prominence when he helped

Why is the CAA causing an uproar in India?

NEW DELHI:  India’s controversial law on citizenship is causing the secular country a global embarrassment as it continues to call itself the world’s largest democracy. The controversial act on citizenship had lead to nationwide riots, dozens of deaths and the

Naseeruddin Shah signs open letter supporting anti-CAA protesters

Bollywood legend actor Naseeruddin Shah and several other celebrities, writers, and authors have signed a open letter against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. More than 300 prominent individuals including independent film director Mira Nair, Javed Jafferi, authors Kiran Desai and

Uttar Pradesh CM rebuffs allegations from rights groups in India

LUCKNOW: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in India has rebuffed allegations from rights groups of police abuses during demonstrations against a new citizenship law, crediting his tough stand with bringing situation calmly to the streets. India’s northern state in the

Indian politician offers Indian citizenship to Musharraf

NEW DELHI: Indian ruling party lawmaker Subramanian Swamy has offered Indian citizenship to former president Pervez Musharraf under the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In a tweet, Subramanian Swamy referred Pervez Musharaf offering him citizenship under the new bill, “We

US Army’s jet violates Pakistani airspace, forced to leave by ATC

KARACHI: A timely intervention by the CAA’s Air Traffic Controller forced an American army aircraft to return back after it entered into Pakistani airspace without authorization. A US army jet entered the airspace of the Karachi region from Muscat without

CAA returns Rs1.8 million cash to its owner

LAHORE: Civil Aviation Authority has returned a bag containing Rs1.8 million cash to its owner, who had forgotten it in the arrival lounge of Lahore Airport. Dr. Nadira was traveling from Madina to Lahore on PIA’s flight PK-757 when she

ATC assists Oman Air’s plane avoiding crash in Karachi

KARACHI: CAA’s Air Traffic Controller has saved Oman Air’s aircraft, entering the Karachi region en route from Indian airspace, from a horrific accident. The aircraft got caught by lightning in Sindh’s Chor area due to bad weather. Air Traffic Controller

Bird bumps into flying plane travelling to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A bird on Sunday bumped into a flying plane mid-flight leaving the pilot struggling to get his wits about and guide the pilot to safety. According to details, the plane was heading from Sharjah to Peshawar, the pilot succeeded