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Pakistan’s aviation regulator has issued show cause notices to 193 pilots suspected of having “suspected” flight licenses after completing the investigation process against 262 pilots in the wake of a major scam. This information has been given in a media report. The scandal regarding the pilot license in Pakistan came to light on 22 May during an investigation into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines plane in Karachi. 97 people were killed in this accident.

The investigation found that about one-third of Pakistan’s pilots cheated in the exam but were still given licenses by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Following the aviation minister’s disclosure of the fake documents of the pilots, the country’s top court on July 21 tasked the CAA to complete an immediate investigation against the pilots of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

According to a report in Dawn News, after the CAA completed the investigation against 262 pilots, 193 of them were sent show cause notices. The report quoted sources as saying that the CAA Board of Inquiry found the credentials of 850 pilots, of which 262 licenses were “suspicious”. The board has currently banned aircraft flights of 262 pilots and 28 of them The license has been approved for cancellation.

According to the report, out of the 193 pilots to whom show cause notices have been issued, 140 have sent their responses and are being called to clarify their position in different groups. A senior official said that notices could be sent to other pilots as some of them had “technical” errors in their names and their registration or reference numbers, which are being rectified.

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