Own report: Pakistani foreign travelers and pilots can face big problems. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights to 16 countries may be canceled.
Why such a possibility?
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has a number of criteria for international flights, including pilot licenses. The Pakistani government is not paying attention to him. PIA can be stuck, especially in the case of pilots’ licenses. And then it can be applied in 16 countries of the world.
It is to be noted that Pakistan Airlines has already banned flights to Britain and European Union countries. The only reason for this is the quality of pilots’ licenses and their training.
In August, Pakistan Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar caused a stir in the country by complaining about the licenses of Pakistani pilots. After becoming a minister, he came to know that the licenses of 262 pilots in the country are noisy. Of these, 141 flew Pakistan International Airlines again.
In a letter to the Pakistan Aviation Ministry in November, the ICAO said the quality of licenses and training for Pakistani pilots was worrisome. In such a situation, their flights to 16 countries of the world may be stopped.
Concern has spread among Pakistani pilots about the issue. A spokesman for the Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association told the media that any such ban would be “terrible” for Pakistan’s aviation sector. In June, we drew the government’s attention. But the government did not act on it.