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Over 141 pilots restricted from flying over bogus licenses

ISLAMABAD: More than 140 pilots have been restricted from flying with immediate effect for holding suspicious or bogus licenses. According to details, Pakistan International Airlines have barred 141 pilots from operating flights on the suspicion of holding fake licenses. In

Fake letter circulating on social media over PIA grounding pilots

ISLAMABAD: A fake letter has been circulating on social media supposedly from the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chief stating that the airline has disclosed a list of pilots with suspicious licences. The fake letter is addressed to United States Ambassador

Fake pilot licences

The PIA will be grounding nearly 150 out of 426 pilots for holding dubious licenses. The news is shocking as many pilots had had operating flights without proper flying licencing, raising even more concerns about flight safety precautions. Aviation Minister

Supreme Court takes notice of pilots with fake licences

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday took notice of pilots flying planes without proper licences. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed summoned a reply from the Director-General of Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) within two weeks on how these bogus licences

Pilot, air traffic controller held responsible for PIA crash

ISLAMABAD: A preliminary report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight No. PK-8303 crash in Karachi has held the pilot and air traffic controller responsible for the incident. According to the report, investigators said he pilot did not follow the

PIA plane crash report will be submitted to PM today

ISLAMABAD: An inquiry report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash that occurred last month will be presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan today. The report includes the pilot’s conversation with the air traffic controller, flight data records, CCTV

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

PIA incurring monthly loss of Rs6 billion: PM told

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan the national flag carrier was incurring a loss of around Rs 6 billion per month under the present circumstances. The PIA CEO briefed the prime

Releasing air crash reports

The prime minister silenced many critics when he released a damning report on the sugar crisis implicating even his close aides. The move was unprecedented as previously such investigative reports were brushed aside and never released. Now the prime minister

PIA crash provisional report to be released on June 22: Minister

ISLAMABAD Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar on Thursday said the provisional investigation report of PIA airplane crash will be brought before the cabinet and public on 22nd June. Addressing a media briefing, the federal minister said the investigation process will be

PM orders making all plane crash investigation reports public

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to ensure a transparent and impartial investigation into the Karachi plane crash. The prime minister was chairing a meeting in which he was briefed about the progress made so far

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed PIA plane found

KARACHI: The investigation team probing the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 in a residential area Karachi has found the cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft. PIA spokesman said the cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the

Airbus team arriving in Karachi to investigate PIA plane crash

KARACHI: A team of aircraft manufacturer Airbus is expected to arrive in Karachi on Monday (today) to assist the investigation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on Friday. 97

Erdogan offeres condolences over PIA plane crash tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his condolences over the tragic Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air crash in Karachi. Erdogan had a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Dr. Arif Alvi and vowed to owed to stand by

PIA crash tragedy

Amid the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, the nation has been struck with another tragedy. A PIA passenger aircraft crashed on Friday near Karachi airport just moments before it was about to land. There were 91 passengers aboard the ill-fated

PIA crashed aircraft was declared fit to fly last month

KARACHI: The ill-fated aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines, which crashed in Karachi on Friday, was declared fit for flights till October 25, 2020. The Chief Engineer Quality Assurance at Jinnah International Airport conducted an assessment on 28 April 2020 and

21 victims killed in PIA plane crash identified: PIA spokesperson

KARACHI: A passenger plane belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed near the Jinnah airport on Friday The Airbus A320  aircraft crashed near a residential area of Jinnah Garden in Model Colony area near Malir Cantt. The aircraft was traveling

PIA crash: 97 bodies recovered as relief, rescue work underway

KARACHI: The relief and rescue work at the site of a plane crash near Karachi airport is underway and 97 dead bodies have been recovered from the debris while the two survivors of the crash are under treatment in the

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

Flight’s schedule to bring stranded citizens back released

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has released the schedule of special flights to bring back stranded citizens from Saudi Arabia. As per schedule, the first special flight will take off from Lahore on today for Riyadh to transport 250 citizens.

PIA to begin flights for Pakistanis stranded in US today

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started to bring back 200 Pakistani passengers stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus epidemic. Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Asad Amjad personally inspected the arrangements at the airport and extended

254 Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia reach Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Around 254 citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia, owing to the suspension of airline operations due to the COVID-19 epidemic, have reached Pakistan via a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The special flight along with the passengers landed

US allows PIA to operate special flights

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been allowed to operate direct flights to the United States to bring back stranded citizens. PIA Chief Operating Officer Air Mar­shal Arshad Malik wrote a letter to the US ambassador and the State Department

PIA to operate 53 special flights from next week

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) spokesman said on Wednesday that the authorities have decided to operate 53 special flights from next week to facilitate Pakistani national stranded abroad. According to spokesman, the flights would be operated for Turkey, Jeddah, Algeria,

Two more PIA crew members test positive for COVID-19

LAHORE: Two more Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the tally of total infected crew members from a Toronto flight to five. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has confirmed that all five crew members

Govt decides to extend lockdown until April 14: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks until April 14 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country. This was announced by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad

Passengers traveling to GB must wear masks: PIA spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made it compulsory for all passengers travelling to and from Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to wear masks. According to the PIA spokesperson, before entering the airports passengers must wear masks, adding that “Boarding passes will

PIA allowed to resume flight operations to Gilgit, Skardu

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume domestic flight operations to Gilgit and Skardu tomorrow on Thursday after remaining suspended for two days. According to a PIA spokesperson, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has permitted the national flag carrier to

Pakistan suspends all incoming international flights for two weeks

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday decided to suspend all incoming international flight operations for two weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division Dr

PIA halts flight operations to China till March 15

KARACHI: Amid fears of coronavirus spread, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to suspend flight operations to China till 15 March. According to the PIA spokesperson, that a final decision about extending or ending the suspension would be taken after