UN staff advised to avoid travelling on Pakistani airlines
The United Nations has issued an advisory, asking all its staff members to avoid travelling on Pakistan-registered airlines, including the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over the ‘dubious’ licences of their pilots.
According to The News report: An advisory has been issued by the UN Security Management System (UNSMS).
“Due to an ongoing investigation of the CAA [Civil Aviation Authority] Pakistan…due to dubious licenses caution is advised on the use of Pakistan-registered air operators.” the advisory states.
The report also mentions that the caution against flying on Pakistan-registered airlines has been recommended to all the UN agencies.
Now, UN officials working in Pakistan will not use any Pakistani airline for travelling abroad or domestically.
“However, it is reliably learnt that the UN staff has now been allowed, after hectic efforts, to travel only by Serene Air,” The News reported.
Air Eagle, Air Indus, Air Blue, Aircraft Sales and Services, Askari Aviation, Hawk Adventure Air, Hybrid Aviation, IAMC Airline, Meezab Aviation, Rayyan Air, Serene Air, Star Air Aviation and Vision Air International, are included in the list of Pakistan-registered airlines along with the national flag carrier.
It is also mentioned in the report that the advisory was issued in the light of statement made by the Pakistan aviation minister in which he alleged that hundreds of Pakistani pilots had dubious licences.