Tag: Pakistan

After EU, US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights

Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) recovery from its downward spiral since the revelation of dubious licences seems difficult, as the United States also revokes privileges. The US transport authority has revoked the permission granted to PIA to operate a number of special direct flights to the US. PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan confirmed that the airline had been notified of the withdrawal via email. 

Woman booked for slapping a traffic warden gets bail

A sessions court in Lahore has granted bail to the woman who was booked for slapping and misbehaving with a traffic warden after he stopped her for parking her car in a no-parking area. Gulberg police had registered an FIR against 29-year-old Raesa Masood on the traffic warden’s complaint. The court directed Raesa to deposit a surety bond of Rs50,000 to secure bail. 

Indonesia’s largest private airline plans on launching flight operations in Pakistan

Indonesia’s largest private airline, Lion Air is planning to launch flight operations in Pakistan, Indonesian ambassador to Pakistan Iwan S. Amri has revealed. The Indonesian ambassador said Lion Air’s management is currently negotiating with Pakistan’s Aviation Ministry. If the negotiations are successful, Lion Air will start flight operations from three Pakistani cities initially in the coming months, said Amri.

Pakistani passport jumps up six points in global rating

The Pakistani passport has been rated at 192nd spot in the Individual Passport Power Ranking (IPPR) 2020 by the Passport Index, the world’s leading real-time passport ranking tool. Pakistani passport’s ranking has jumped up 6 places from the 198th position for 2019. Pakistani passport has a MS of 33 as its bearers enjoy the facility of visa-free access to 7 and visa on arrival in 26 countries.

Pakistan set to get its first ever space museum in Islamabad

The Scientific Committee of the National Astronomical Observation Commission has decided to set up the country’s first ever space museum in Islamabad. Federal minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain Chaudhary announced that space museum will be established within eight months. “From looking at the moon to beyond the stars, you will be able to explore the universe in future”, he said.

5 young Pakistanis win prestigious Diana Award 2020

Five Pakistani youngsters have made the nation proud by winning the prestigious Diana Award 2020 for inspiring youth and making exceptional efforts for the vulnerable segments of the society. The awardees include Lahore’s Raina Khan Barki, Faisalabad’s Umer Mukhtar, DG Khan’s Nabila Abbas, Rahim Yar Khan’s Muhammad Ahmad Toor, and Muhammad Shohaib.

EU recommends 32 member states to suspend Pakistani pilots holding fake licences

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recommended its 32 member countries not to schedule Pakistani pilots with fraud licenses for flight operations. In a letter, EASA recommended aviation authorities to consider suspension of validations issued against Pakistani licences. It said that “approximately 40% of airline pilot licences issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) are either falsified or not ICAO compliant.”

PIA flight attendant disappears in Canada post-Toronto-flight

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight attendant has disappeared mysteriously after a flight carrying passengers landed in Canada’s Toronto city. According to details, PIA flight attendant, identified as Yasir, went missing from his hotel, after arriving in Toronto on a PIA flight PK-781 from Islamabad. PIA administration has taken notice of the disappearance of the flight attendant. Back in September

Profiteering in times of a pandemic: Masks with school logos to be introduced

As educational institutions and schools prepare to reopen, a new method to profit from the pandemic is now being observed. Several public and private institutes have now introduced masks with school logos, which are expected to be a part of the uniform. Many suggested the masks would only give a consistent look in the school costumes.

First Pakistani female lawyer earns SJD, the most advanced degree in law

Dr Nudrat E. Piracha has become the first female lawyer from Pakistan to earn a Doctorate of Juridical Science. Abbreviated as SJD and equivalent to a research doctorate, the qualification is the most advanced degree in law. Dr Piracha is one of few women globally to have earned the qualification, which is awarded primarily to candidates with exceptional academic and professional credentials.