Pakistan achieves 75% aviation security rating


ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan has made it to the checklist of nations attaining the aviation security targets with a 75% rating, in accordance with the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) report for the yr 2020.

In line with the report, 46 international locations, together with Pakistan, have succeeded in implementing greater than 75% of security requirements.

The report additional disclosed that the aviation accidents rose by 16% within the yr 2019 compared with the earlier yr.

The proportion of accidents was 2.9% in a single million flights, it added.

The report assesses the protection requirements based mostly on aviation guidelines, workers coaching, licensing plane operations, probing the accidents and navigation providers.

In July this yr, the PIA handed the IATA Operational Security Audit (IOSA) for the resumption of flights to the European Union, the UK and the US.

Nonetheless, the nationwide flag service is ready for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to get its audit accomplished by the ICAO.

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In late June 2020, PIA got here underneath stress when Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan declared throughout a session of parliament that 30% of pilots had been engaged on pretend licences out of 860 lively pilots within the nation.

The minister unveiled a report on this regard one month after a airplane crash on Could 22 in Karachi, which claimed lives of 98 individuals.

After a sequence of incidents, Pakistani airways, particularly PIA, got here underneath scrutiny of worldwide organisations, which demanded security audits. Till then, PIA flights had been banned to the European Union and the UK whereas the US slashed its class.

Earlier, PIA was struggling to begin direct flights to the US, however Transport Security Administration officers visited the Islamabad airport a number of instances and had been keen to permit PIA to fly on to the US, PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez Khan instructed The Categorical Tribune.

Nonetheless, after these incidents, the US additionally banned flights coming by third nation, largely the UK.

The UK was authorised to test all security requirements earlier than the plane left for the US.

Additionally In July, the aviation minister mentioned the go to by a group of the ICAO to Pakistan had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to the media, the minister mentioned the ICAO group was to go to Pakistan from July 5 to fifteen, nevertheless it was anticipated to return in September or October.

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