Pakistan Airlines pilots grounded in “fake pilot license” scandal

By Helene Fung Under circumstances which sound more like a movie plot than reality, Pakistan International Airlines grounded 150 pilots, after investigations into a crash in May which killed 97 people dug up allegations of “fake pilot licenses”. Pakistan’s Aviation Minister, Ghulam Sarqar Khan, stunned Parliamentariansa day prior by revealing that 262 out of 860…

Pakistani plane crash death kills at least 97

By Helene Fung An airbus A320 crashed into a crowded neighbourhood near the airport in Karachi city and destroyed at least five houses, with an apparent engine failure during landing on Friday afternoon (local time). There were apparently two survivors from the plane, and 97 bodies have been found in the wreckage. At least three…

Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 123 People

At least 123 people have died in Pakistan after an overturned and leaking oil tanker exploded when someone tried to light a cigarette nearby, according to officials. Provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan commented on the blast, saying many who were caught in it had gathered nearby the tanker. “People of the area and…