SC orders for verification of pilots degrees

Karachi: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) has ordered DG Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to verify the degrees.
During the hearing of Naqeebullah killing case, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar summoned DG CAA over the issue of fake degrees of pilots.
CJP inquired from DG CAA “Tell us, if the pilots have real degrees or fake? How can we get the degrees verified,”
The CJP ordered that pilots degrees be also got verified.
On Friday Supreme Court (SC) had summoned details from DG CAA in respect of such pilots against whom investigations were made for possessing fake degrees.
The PIA pilots who were sacked for holding fake degrees are flying the planes of other airlines.
According to administration sources of PIA 17 such Pilots were identified who were possessing fake degrees. Two among them have been reinstated on court’s orders and 12 pilots were sacked from service. 3 among them were cadet pilots who were sacked at the initial stage of their service. Five pilots have obtained stay order from high court and they are still doing their job in PIA.
The interior ministry and CAA have been directed to submit the report by Thursday (February 1).

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