Malaysia bars Pakistani pilots from flying aircraft


After the European Union, Malaysia has also barred Pakistani pilots from flying aircraft with immediate effect, a statement issued by the Malaysian civil aviation authority said.
Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) chief executive Capt Chester Voo said that the suspension came after an admission by Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan that about one in three active Pakistani pilots holds fraudulent licences.

The official statement, quoting the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, said that 262 out of 860 active Pakistani pilots had not sat for the pilot exams themselves, and as high as 40% of pilots, including inactive ones, held fake licences.