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A PIA 777-200 arriving at London Heathrow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Pakistani Airlines May Be Barred From 188 Countries

In 2018, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK517 skidded off the runway at Panjgur Airport, injuring none. During the investigation, it was found that the test date on the pilot’s license fell on a public holiday, so it would not have been possible to complete the test on that day. This anomaly ignited an investigation into the legitimacy of Pakistani pilot licenses across the country, and investigators have since found that 30% of licenses are fraudulent. Now, the International Civil…