The Corporate Crime Circle (CCC) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Karachi, on Friday, lodged three FIRs against pilots and others individuals in the fake pilot license case against the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).
The FIA registered FIR 06/2021, FIR 07/2021 and FIR 08/2021 against 40 pilots and eight government officials of a licensed branch of PCAA, along with one other individual.
The FIRs have been registered on the complaint of Deputy Director General (Regulatory) PCAA regarding the issuance of Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). All the fake pilots were passed by the authority on the basis of fake pilot license exams.
The cases have been registered against the authorities of a licensing branch of PCAA, a private individual and accused pilots who illegally obtained CPL and ATPL on the basis of fake pilot license exams, FIA officials said in a statement.
“The exams were conducted either on public holidays, for example, on Eid Milad-un-Nabi, Eid holidays, weekends and after office hours. Some of the pilots’ exams were conducted when they were performing domestic/international flights,” the statement said.
However, the FIA’s CCC team has arrested some of the accused persons including Khalid Mehmood, Acting Additional Director (Licensing), PCAA, Faisal Manzoor Ansari, Senior Joint Director, Licensing Branch, PCAA, Asif-ul-Haq, Senior Joint Director, Licensing Branch, PCAA, Muhammad Mahmood Hussain, Additional Director (Licensing), PCAA, Abdul Raees, Senior Superintendent HR —Licensing Branch, PCAA and Muhammad Saqlain Ali, Pilot. The team is also raiding offices in an attempt to arrest other accused persons nominated in the FIRs.