17 SEPTEMBER 2020: KARACHI, PAKISTAN

It was reported that an investigation by Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) into the authenticity of 282 commercial pilots’ licences found that 82 held fake or illegally obtained documentation, with 32 of these having cheated in their airline transport pilot licence exams. These 32 have had their flying rights suspended for a year and the remaining 50 have been permanently banned from flying. The investigation was launched following a fatal crash on 22 May.