PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Discuss issues and news related to PIA, Pakistani airlines and Pakistan's civil & military aviation.


arshad.altaf
Registered Member
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:24 pm

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by arshad.altaf »

https://jang.com.pk/news/801026?_ga=2.6 ... 1595660962

لاہور(نمائندہ جنگ)جعلی ڈگری کی بنیاد پر نوکری سے فارغ کئے جانے والے پی
آئی اے کے پائلٹ نے اپنی برطرفی کے احکامات کو چیلنج کر دیا ہے۔ پی آئی اے کے سابق پائلٹ بلال چغتائی نے اپنی برطرفی کیخلاف لاہور ہائیکورٹ سے رجوع کیا اور درخواست میں بتایا گیا کہ درخواست کے حتمی فیصلے تک لائسنس معطلی کے حکم پر عملدرآمد بھی روکا جائے،سول ایوی ایشن نے پائلٹس کے تحریری امتحان میں خود نہ بیٹھنے کا الزام لگا کر لائسنس معطل کر دیا، درخواست میں نشاندہی کی گئی کہ لائسنس معطلی کیخلاف 14 دنوں میں اپیل دائر نہ کرنے کی صورت میں لائسنس منسوخی کی کارروائی ہو گی لیکن ڈی جی سول ایوی ایشن کو اپیل سننے ہی لائسنس معطل کر دیا جو غیر قانونی ہے۔ درخواست میں استدعا کی گئی کہ پائلٹ لائسنس معطلی کا حکم غیر آئینی قرار دے کر کالعدم کیا جائے اور درخواست کے حتمی فیصلے تک لائسنس معطلی کے حکم پر عملدرآمد بھی روکا جائے۔


arshad.altaf
Registered Member
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:24 pm

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by arshad.altaf »

CAA issues notices to officials over dubious licences

RAWALPINDI/LAHORE: Following the Supreme Court’s directives, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday served show-cause notices on five of its suspended officials facing an inquiry over their alleged involvement in issuing dubious pilot licences.

The Aviation Division, on the other hand, is also consulting legal experts on referring cases against the CAA’s information technology (IT) experts, allegedly involved in the dubious licences scam, to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

A senior joint director of the authority’s licensing branch and a human resources supervisor were among the officials who were suspended. They were accused of allowing some pilots to appear in exams through proxies.

In another development, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday restrained the CAA director general from taking a final decision on the cancellation of a commercial pilot’s licence.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1570932/caa-i ... s-licences

TAILWIND
Registered Member
Posts: 1935
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:52 am

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by TAILWIND »

arshad.altaf wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:24 pm CAA issues notices to officials over dubious licences

RAWALPINDI/LAHORE: Following the Supreme Court’s directives, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ........
A senior joint director of the authority’s licensing branch and a human resources supervisor were among the officials who were suspended. They were accused of allowing some pilots to appear in exams through proxies.
Again junior officials are being made scapegoat. Why are DG Regs and DG CAA during this time not taken to task, they hold the overall responsibility.

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

Image

On July 24, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan gave brief timeline of Pakistani pilot licence scandal. He said that attempts have been made to make pilot licence issue controversial.

In 2018, Supreme Court suo moto notice ordered investigation of educational documents of airline employees including pilots.

17 pilots and 96 technical staff were sacked for having fake/bogus educational documents.

CAA investigation found many cases of dubious/suspicious pilot licence during the process of verifying pilots' educational documents.

A board of inquiry was formed in February 2019 to investigate dubious/suspicious pilot licences.

The investigation found 262 pilot licences obtained in dubious/suspicious manner.

Information about 262 dubious/suspicious pilot licences also has been submitted at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Verification of 173 licences of Pakistani employed abroad was sought by ten countries. 166 such licences have been verified.

Those who obtained dubious/suspicious pilot licences and those who conducted such exams are both criminals.

Cases will also be registered against those who appeared in pilot exams instead of actual candidate.

Action will be taken against individuals who signed dubious/suspicious pilot licences.

The pilot licence scandal will be brought to its logical conclusion.

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

Image

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) in a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister has expressed "desire to identify any issues and put in place remedies to restore the good name of Pakistan withing international aviation".

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

The Aviation Division is expected to complete its process of verifying the dubious pilot licences in the next week.

Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan inform the senate on July 25 said this was also wrong to say that the government wanted to induct PAF or Shaheen Air pilots into the PIA after sacking its pilots.

https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php ... 20_001_007
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

arshad.altaf
Registered Member
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:24 pm

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by arshad.altaf »

Body formed to probe cases of suspended pilots

RAWALPINDI: As the verification of dubious pilot licences is under process, the Aviation Division has constituted a five-member committee to investigate the cases of 194 suspended pilots.

There are total 262 pilots whose licences are said to be dubious. Licences of 28 pilots have been cancelled, 194 suspended and the cases of the remaining 40 pilots — three of whom have passed away — are under consideration.

According to sources, the five-member committee will be headed by Mohammad Zahid Bhatti, Director Airworthiness, and assisted by flight inspector pilot, acting additional director licensing, acting additional director and senior assistant director legal.

The committee had started its working on Friday and will submit its findings to the Aviation Division within seven days.

The committee will also ascertain the charges of an alleged fraud in the conduct of a computer-based theoretical examination. It will verify the incriminating evidence provided by the Board of Inquiry (BOI) with the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) record and any other documentary evidence.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1571720/body- ... ded-pilots

arshad.altaf
Registered Member
Posts: 400
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:24 pm

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by arshad.altaf »

Deadly skies: Pakistani pilots allege systemic safety failures
Six Pakistani pilots spoke to Al Jazeera about allegations of fraud and improper flight certification practices.

"I am witness to it. I don't even have to think about it, I have witnessed it," said "Pilot A", whose name was on the list of suspected licences. "It's a well-known thing in the industry that you can either do it the regular way or you can pay someone to [cheat] for you."

Pilot A said that he had been approached by colleagues with an offer to help him cheat, with the aid of PCAA officials, in exchange for payment when he had been attempting his commercial pilot's licence (CPL) written exams in 2009.

Pilot A said that when he and three others reported the fraud to senior PCAA officials, they were repeatedly failed on their final CPL exam until they "apologised".

"Everyone [in our group of whistle-blowers] who apologised to [the PCAA official], the next attempt they cleared their exams."

"Pilot B", a senior instructor at a flight school and later a commercial pilot at PIA, said that while committing fraud on the tests was not widespread, the availability of the option was well known.

"It was easier to [cheat] than to not do it," he said. "They give you a bank of 40,000 questions. Then you can either study for it and try to pass, or you pay to get the answer key [from someone]."

In 2011, the PCAA changed its testing processes, increasing the number of exams from three to eight, based on European Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) standards, and introducing personalised computerised tests for pilots.

Pilots say the method of fraud then changed to paying corrupt PCAA officials to allow them to bypass taking the exams altogether.

"[PCAA employees would] put in the [data] and do the exam and mark you as whatever grade you got," said another pilot, "Pilot C". "So you give me [a multiple of] 100,000 rupees ($600) and I'll make it happen on my day off. […] They were minting money."

Other pilots put the price of passing individual exams at between Rs40,000 and Rs100,000 ($240-$600).

Authorities say the current investigation was initiated by a commercial aircraft accident in the southwestern town of Panjgur in November 2018, when an ATR-72 aircraft overshot the runway. An investigation found the lead pilot's licence had been issued based on an exam supposedly taken on a public holiday, when the PCAA is closed.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featu ... 55129.html

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

Aviation division seeks FIA help to trace employees involved in pilots’ dubious exam

Mohammad Asghar

Updated 30 Jul 2020

RAWALPINDI:
The Aviation Division has referred the cases against five officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who had been suspended for their alleged involvement in issuing dubious pilot licences, to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to identify the information technology experts involved in the examination scam.

According to sources, the Aviation Division has written to the FIA director general, seeking the latter’s help to identify the CAA’s licencing branch officials and IT experts allegedly involved in helping some pilots appear in exam though proxies.

They said the FIA had also been asked to identify IT experts and other people related to networking, if they had been involved in pilots’ dubious exam so that criminal proceedings could be initiated against them.

An aviation division’s team is likely to have a session with the FIA experts to review the cases of the CAA officials, who had already been suspended and served show-cause notices over their alleged involvement in issuing dubious licences to the pilots.

The move by the aviation division came after the Supreme Court ordered CAA Director General Hassan Nasir Jamy, who is also the aviation division secretary, to take departmental action against the CAA officials on the issue of dubious licences.

Following the Supreme Court’s orders, the CAA has decided to opt for zero tolerance policy against anyone who was found involved in the pilots’ exam scandal. “Even those who had appeared in the exam on pilots’ rest day or hacked the examination system will not be spared,” said a CAA official, adding that those who had been on flying duty and had appeared in the exam on the same day would also be brought to book.

The Supreme Court had also directed the CAA director general to show results by clearing the mess within 15 days. “Spare no one and remove all delinquents even if the CAA chief has to build the organisation afresh,” it said.

On the other hand, a five-member committee was constituted by the aviation division to investigate the cases of pilots who had been suspended in connection with the dubious licences scandal. The committee is to submit its report on Thursday (today).

Source: DAWN
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

Saudi Arabia seeks verification of pilots` credentials

7/31/2020

RAWALPINDI:
Saudi Arabia has sought verification of the credentials of 33 Pakistani pilots and eight technical experts working in that country.

A senior PCAA official said that Saudi Arabia`s General Authority of Civil Aviation had sent a list of 41 Pakistanis for validation of their credentials.

He said that credentials of 30 pilots had been validated as to be genuine, adding the process for the remaining was in progress.

Source: DAWN
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a committee to investigate Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials involved in pilot licences issued in dubious/suspicious manner.

The committee headed a director FIA will also include three deputy directors of the investigation agency.

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

According to news sources:

PIA in a letter to CAA has sought clarification on inclusion of airline's 24 pilots in the list dubious/suspicious licences. Current status of their cases is sought.

Clearance of the 24 pilots will enable PIA to improve its flights operations, says the letter by the airline to aviation regulatory body.

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

According to news sources:

Dubious/suspicious pilot licence investigation has been widened further by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

FIA has obtained licences record and report of 262 dubious/suspicious licences for investigation against Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) employees involved.

FIA is also working to identify CAA officers involved in the scandal and has obtained CAA licence branch data. The data will help forensic examination of licences issued to pilots.

Government has directed FIA to complete investigation quickly.

FIA Corporate Crime Circle is investigating involvement of CAA employees in issuance of dubious/suspicious pilot licences.

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

Twenty-seven PIA pilots cleared by Aviation Division/Pakistan CAA and their names have been removed from the list of dubious/suspicious pilot licences.

Abbas
Abbas Ali wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 pm According to news sources:

PIA in a letter to CAA has sought clarification on inclusion of airline's 24 pilots in the list dubious/suspicious licences. Current status of their cases is sought.

Clearance of the 24 pilots will enable PIA to improve its flights operations, says the letter by the airline to aviation regulatory body.

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image

User avatar
Abbas Ali
Site Admin
Posts: 40611
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:52 pm
Location: Pakistan

Re: PM Seeks Report on Pilots With Forged Educational Documents and Pilot Licences Issued by CAA in Dubious Manner

Post by Abbas Ali »

On August 13, Senate Standing Committee on Aviation will:

Receive detailed briefing on the issue of alleged fake licences of pilots, status of internal inquiries conducted by CAA who have been held responsible for issuance of fake licences and what action against them and the contradictory statements made by the Aviation Minister and DG CAA.

Abbas
Dil Dil Pakistan... Jaan Jaan Pakistan

See you at:
Image