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EU safety agency suspends Pakistani airlines' European authorisation for six months


  • Pakistan grounding of the pilots followed a preliminary report on a PIA crash in Karachi that killed 97 people last month
  • The safety agency said it took the action because of concerns about Pakistan ability to ensure compliance with international aviation standards at all times

Separately, the safety agency said it took the action because of concerns about Pakistan's ability to ensure compliance with international aviation standards at all times.

The suspension follows Pakistan's grounding of 262 of the country's 860 pilots, including 141 of PIA's 434, whose licences the aviation minister termed "dubious".

"EASA has ...


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