As matter of dubious licenses escalates, Malaysia’s aviation regulator has temporarily suspended pilots holding Pakistani licences employed by domestic airlines. The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia’s (CAAM) decision came after an evaluation of all foreign pilots in Malaysia. There are less than 20 Pakistani pilots in the country, employed with local operators, such as flying schools, flying clubs and training organisations.
Thirty-eight of the total 76 Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad will return to New Delhi – after India slash by half the strength of the Pakistan’s diplomatic mission in Delhi. The Indian High Commission officials, including six diplomats, will leave Pakistan through the Wagah border. 100 Pakistani diplomats, including their family members, in New Dehli will return to the country on Tuesday.
Famed Pakistani fashion designer, Asim Jofa has been made the advisor for PPE quality control by the Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho. Jofa had been one of the first few from the fashion industry to extend a helping hand in averting the crisis of PPE shortage during Pakistan’s initial stage of the coronavirus outbreak. The designer made the announcement on his Twitter account.
The Lahore Grammar School’s (LGS) 1A1 branch located in Ghalib Market has fired four teachers over allegations of sexual harassment. At least eight female students took to social media to reveal several incidents which had been going on since last four years. One of the male teacher who has been sacked had been sending objectionable pictures to many students in different branches.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday said it will not receive passengers coming from Pakistan as of June 29 until a special Covid-19 lab is set up to test them. The General Civil Aviation Authority said the decision also applies to transit flights originating from Pakistan. Major UAE airlines had already suspended flights from Pakistan since last week.
Vietnam’s aviation authority has grounded all Pakistani pilots working for its local airlines, after news about “dubious” licences used by pilots drew global attention. The suspension will be in effect until further notice from Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), as the authority is coordinating with Pakistani authorities to review the pilots’ profiles.
Security forces killed four terrorists who attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange compound in Karachi in a gun and grenade attack on Monday morning. One sub-inspector and two security guards were martyred in the attack. Seven people, including three police officials, have also been injured. The attack has been attributed to the Balochistan Liberation Army outfit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani has approved arrangements of collective sacrifice during Eidul Azha with the assistance of non-profit organisations. Shallwani asked the organisations to make arrangements for online booking and dispatching of meat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People could also obtain their meat from zonal offices of these organisations.
Kuwait airlines has reportedly grounded 7 Pakistani pilots and 56 engineers amid chaos surrounding dubious credentials of Pakistani pilots. Lists of Pakistani pilots engineers and ground handling staff have been prepared by Qatar, Oman and Vietnam airlines as well. Decision has been taken to keep Pakistani staff grounded unless the report about them is received from Pakistan authorities.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah recently made a shocking revelation stating that Munawar Hasan, Mufti Naeem and Allama Talib Jauhari all had died from coronavirus. The three renowned clerics, all passed away within a week. The clerics were all reported to have died in hospitals while getting treatment for certain health conditions, and thousands of followers attended the funerals.