KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed on Tuesday a petition against the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) over the suspension of pilots with fake licences.
Justice Khadim Hussain Shaikh said that the court cannot put lives at risk by allowing these pilots to continue flying planes. He told the petitioner to take back the petition and warned him that he may receive a fine otherwise.
The petition was filed by pilot Waqar Ahmed. He had said that the list of fake pilots issued by CAA included his name. Ahmed claimed that he obtained his flying license from the authority but didn’t work with PIA.
He has, therefore, demanded that the list should be declared incorrect and his name be removed from it.
Responding to him, the court said that a decision will only be taken after the inquiry into the matter is completed.
“The court cannot interfere into the investigation, neither can it endanger the lives of people by letting the pilots fly,” Justice Shaikh said.