Fake degrees: Show-cause notices issued to 30 more pilots: Minister

The government has started verification of pilots degrees across the country

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Federal Minister for Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that show-cause notices have been issued to 30 more pilots as part of the present government’s decision to get their degrees verified. The federal government has decided to verify degrees of all pilots after mounting national and international pressures.

The Minister however stated that the cabinet would decide about the fate of the suspected pilots’ case to case so that justice could be done.

About the suspension of Pakistan International Airlines authorization by the European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA), Mr. Sarwar Khan said that PIA has the right to appeal and that progress would be made in this regard very soon.

He then said that 11 chief executive officers of the national flag carrier had been changed during the past two decades, adding that the CEOs had even been “changed on the recommendations of the union”.

He said the government had sped up the scrutiny process of suspected pilots and verification of the credentials of other aviation staff in line with the Supreme Court’s notice. An inquiry board was constituted that started scrutiny of pilots’ licenses and a discrepancy was found. Later, the forensic inquiry was carried out.

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