Over 30 percent pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, reveals Pak aviation minister

In a shocking revelation Pakistan aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan while addressing the national assembly said that over 260 pilots in Pakistan had fake licenses and have paid someone else to take exams on their behalf.

“More than 30 percent of civilian pilots in Pakistan, roughly 1 in every 3, are not qualified to fly and have fake licenses,” the minister said. While addressing the national assembly, Khan said that over 260 pilots in Pakistan had paid someone else to take exams on their behalf.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded all its pilots with fake licenses with immediate effect. The country has over 850 active pilots serving various domestic airlines, including the country’s flagship airline PIA, and other foreign carriers.

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