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Pakistani pilots grounded over 'fake licences'

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded 150 pilots over claims they may not hold a valid licencePakistan's aviation minister told parliament on Wednesday that a large number of commercial pilots hold fake licences or cheated in exams. It comes as an initial report into a PIA crash that killed 97 people last month found the cause to be human error by the pilot and air traffic control. Pakistan has a chequered aviation safety record with a number of crashes. Aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan shared the findings of an initial report into May's crash on Wednesday, but also referred to a wider government probe, which had been launched after a different crash. Khan said investigations had found that more than 260 of the country's 860 active pilots had either fake licences or had cheated in their exams//BBC

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