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CAA suspends licenses of 93 pilots, cancels 28

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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has cancelled licenses of 28 pilots and suspended 93.

The Aviation Authority has issued an official notification regarding cancellation of licenses on Tuesday following approval by the federal government. Seven Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots and a stewardess are among those whose licenses have been cancelled.

The senior joint secretary of CAA said that scrutiny of other pilots with suspicious licenses through forensic audit is ongoing.

The CAA stated that the purpose of this inspection is to protect those who are not guilty.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court (SC) has directed to file criminal cases against officials who were involved in issuance of fake licensing to pilots, the Dunya News report said, adding that the court has ordered authorities to immediately conclude action against pilots who hold fake licenses.

The apex court also expressed dissatisfaction over reports of the CAA and the PIA.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed, during the hearing of the case, remarked that computers of the CAA are not secure and perpetrators of heinous crimes are easily getting salaries.

DG of Civil Aviation informed the court that government is brining reforms in the authority. CJP remarked that you are not capable of running the CAA.

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