Medical board constituted to examine ‘sick’ pilots

03:17 PM | 6 Oct, 2015
Medical board constituted to examine ‘sick’ pilots
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) on Tuesday constituted a medical board to examine the medical and psychological condition of 21 PIA pilots and co-pilots, who have been reported as sick, in a bid to ascertain their professional viability.

According to a statement the medical board will also examine that how 21 individuals fell ill at the same time immediately after PALPA announced its “Go Slow” policy, resulting in unforeseen flight delays inflicting losses on the national flag carrier and causing inconvenience to the passengers.

The 'sick' pilots have been given three different dates to appear before the Medical Board i.e. the 8th, 12th and 19th of October allowing them to appear in three groups so the flight schedule is not affected.

The pilots who claimed of being sick include Capt. Abdul Matin Bhurgri, Capt. Aurangzeb Hashmat Khan, Capt. Jarrar Zafar, Capt. Syed Ahsan Abbas Zaidi, Capt. Salahuddin Jamal, Capt. Muhammad Aman Durrani, Capt. Khurram Mughal, Capt. Nadeem Mussawar, Omer Rashid, First Officer Usman Hayat Malik, First Officer Irtiza Ali, First Officer Usman Rafique Chatha, First Officer Zaibunnisa, First Officer Kamran Khan, First Officer Asad Ilyas, First Officer Shahryar Ahmed Dogar, First Officer Ali Ahmed Saeed, First Officer Sabir ur Rehman, First Officer Taha Harris Anjum, First Officer Asim Zia and First Officer Zohaib Ahmed Sheikh.


Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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