KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has authenticated that all Pakistani pilots, currently employed in the nation, carry valid licenses, and has immediately reinstated them. Air traffic controller said in a statement on Thursday. The detention of the pilots took place earlier this month. Pakistani authorities found that up to one-third of the country’s pilots may have fudged their certifications.
Malaysia’s Civil Aviation Authority has said the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has validated 18 Pakistani pilot license holders in the region.
In a similar event, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, executive director of Pakistan International Airlines, has pursued assistance from the country’s diplomat to Turkey for obtaining permission from Turkish authorities to execute PIA flights to Istanbul.
In a message to Turkey ‘s ambassador to Pakistan M. Syrus Sajjad Qazi, said the national carrier intended to launch operations to Turkey during the first week of August. They awaited the approval given by the Turkish authorities. He stated that Istanbul would oversee imminent restoration in PIA’s flight operations among many destinations.
The PIA already has commercial deals with Turkey’s airlines, and recently completed a sharing arrangement code with Pegasus airlines. With the flight operations on halt, Code sharing with Pegasus is forbidden.
Mr. Malik said he had submitted a request to the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport officials. Consequently, it was made for clarification of the schedule where the authorization is pending. He had requested the envoy to aid PIA in this subject because of the severity of the situation.