The United Kingdom refuses to lift the ban on flights of Pakistan International Airlines, expressing its safety reservations to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
According to Sources, the development said the Air Safety Unit of the British Department wrote a letter to the CAA to convey its concerns over the measures it had taken for flight dependability. The letter was received by CAA on 8th September 2022.
In the letter, the DfT has expressed dissatisfaction over the CAA’s steps to ensure flight standards and safety.
The DfT believes that the ban could not be lifted because of the lack of progress despite the settlement of the licensing issues and legislation on aviation in Pakistan.
Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested former Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials involved in a fake degree scam. As per details, the Corporate Crime Circle of FIA arrested former PIA engineer Farhan Kashif in a fake degree scandal.
The FIA arrested a PIA official from Jinnah International Airport Karachi after he returned to Pakistan from Doha via a foreign airline, said sources.