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US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over pilot concerns

A Pakistani news outlet reported PIA had confirmed the US ban and said it would address the concerns through ongoing corrective measures within the airline.
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan in December 2015.(Reuters File Photo)
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane arrives at the Benazir International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan in December 2015.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 06:15 AM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

PIA failed to develop software for safety data management within stipulated time: Report

This order has been issued after Pakistan’s Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan disclosed in the National Assembly that many pilots have dubious licenses following which the PIA announced that 141 pilots holding fraudulent licenses have been grounded.
While the PIA has claimed that it has grounded all pilots that were part of the list of fraudulent license holders compiled by the Pakistani authorities, the EASA said that “there are strong indications that a high number of Pakistani pilot licences are invalid.”(Reuters file photo)
While the PIA has claimed that it has grounded all pilots that were part of the list of fraudulent license holders compiled by the Pakistani authorities, the EASA said that “there are strong indications that a high number of Pakistani pilot licences are invalid.”(Reuters file photo)
Published on Jul 01, 2020 08:01 AM IST
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Brussels | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

‘Over 30% of pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, not qualified to fly’: Pak aviation minister

While addressing the national assembly, Pakistan aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that over 260 pilots in Pakistan had paid someone else to take exams on their behalf.
File photo: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane prepares to land at Islamabad airport in Islamabad.(REUTERS)
File photo: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane prepares to land at Islamabad airport in Islamabad.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 03:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Pilots of crashed PIA plane were not focussed, were discussing Covid: Minister

The Airbus A320 aircraft of the national carrier had 91 passengers and a crew of eight when it crashed into the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir on Friday, minutes before its landing. One girl died on the ground after suffering burn injuries.
Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said human error by the pilots and air traffic control caused the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane.(Reuters file photo)
Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said human error by the pilots and air traffic control caused the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

At least 57 dead as Pakistan plane crashes in residential area in Karachi

The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew members has crash- landed into the Jinnah Housing Society located near the airport, a spokesperson of the national carrier said.
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan(AP)
Fire brigade staff try to put out fire caused by a plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan(AP)
Updated on May 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

This Pakistani pilot urges the world to always stay united

It’s through the darkest times that we see humanity prevail, let’s stay this way in the best of the times as well, says Mahipal Ladher, the second Hindu pilot of Pakistan
Mahipal Ladher belongs to Tharparkar that sets a beautiful example of Hindu-Muslims unity where the two communities draw strength from a shared heritage and history
Mahipal Ladher belongs to Tharparkar that sets a beautiful example of Hindu-Muslims unity where the two communities draw strength from a shared heritage and history
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf Prayag

Woman on Pak airlines flight opens emergency exit door thinking it’s toilet

After the incident, about 40 passengers were offloaded along with their luggage as per standard operating procedure.
A woman passenger, aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.(Reuters File Photo)
A woman passenger, aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 03:49 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan’s national carrier to replace music with Quranic verses in flights to Saudi Arabia

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has banned in-flight entertainment for pilgrims travelling to Jeddah and Madina and will only play Quranic verses and naats for them, an official of the national carrier said on Thursday.
The decision was taken “in light of peoples’ sentiments”, Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI.(Picture for representation)
The decision was taken “in light of peoples’ sentiments”, Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Mashhood Tajawar told PTI.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India
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