At least 262 out of the total 860 active pilots in the country did not give proper exams.
Around 40 per cent of the pilots in Pakistan have fake flying licences, said the Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar.
Sarwar revealed the startling news about the ‘fake’ pilots while presenting a provisional inquiry report in the National Assembly of Pakistan about the recent PIA plane crash in Karachi.
“Pakistan has 860 active pilots, which includes PIA, Serene Air and Air Blue pilots as well. The inquiry which was initiated in February 2019 showed that 262 pilots did not give the exam themselves and asked someone else to sit for exam on their behalf,” the minister said.
He said they have found out during the investigations that pilots with ‘fake’ licences did not even have proper flying experience. The 40 per cent ‘fake’ licence holders also include hundreds of pilots who are not ‘active flyers.’