Pakistan has 860 active pilots serving its domestic airlinesIncluding the main Pakistan International Airlines (Pia), and also employed by a number of foreign carriers, Khan said.
IS Pia grounded all its pilots in possession of false licenses, with immediate effect. “Pia recognizes that fake licenses are not just a Pia issue, but are widespread across the Pakistani airline industry,” said spokesman Abdullah Khan.
The survey results were announced as part of a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 97 people in Karachi on May 22. The Pia plane crashed after taking off from Lahore, killing all but two passengers and crew members.