The aviation regulation committee of Malaysia suspended pilots holding a Pakistan-issued license employed locally by domestic airliners.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), on Thursday, said that the suspension came after a careful assessment of all foreign pilots in Malaysia.
The aviation authority also told reporters that there are 20 Pakistani pilots in the country.
In light of the suspension, several Malaysian airlines clarified that they have no Pakistani pilots in their line-up.
Among the airliners which issued the statement are Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, and AirAsia.
Earlier this week, Vietnam issued the same pronouncement on Pakistani pilots.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) grounded Pakistani pilots and launched an investigation to ascertain the foreign pilots’ profile in the country.
The aviation authority of Malaysia followed suit, over the controversial pilot licensure scandal in Pakistan.
The CAAM stated they’re working with its Pakistani counterpart to verify the authenticity of the license holders. The CAAM said:
“Licence holders that are verified as valid by (the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority) will be reinstated immediately.”