Kuwait Airways grounds seven Pakistani pilots, 56 engineers

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. 

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On the other hand CEO PIA has sent letters to embassies and international aviation authorities about the pilots holding genuine licences. In a strong reaction to Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s remarks about fake licenses of pilots, Pakistan Air Line Pilots’ Association (Palpa) President Chaudhry Salman Saturday said the federal minister’s statements had jeopardised the jobs of the Pakistani pilots across the world.

Source: The News