Pakistan International Airline announced Thursday that it would ground 150 pilots over claims that they passed the exam by having someone else write it for them.
A spokesperson for the state-run airline, Abdullah Hafeez said the decision comes after an investigation into the A320 aircraft crash last month that killed 97 people in Karachi.
Hafeez said that an initiative was started to remove 150 pilots because they possess tainted licenses.Also Read– Pak Airbus A320 plane crash reports claim “Human Error”
“We will make it sure that unqualified pilots never fly aircraft again,” he told reporters.
The initiate by PIA to ground the pilots comes a day after Ghulam Sarwar Khan, the country’s aviation minister, said 262 of the 860 pilots in Pakistan had “fake” licenses. He made the announcement while presenting preliminary discoveries to the parliament of an investigation into the Airbus A320 aircraft crash on May 22 in the city of Karachi.