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Nearly 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, the flight minister said

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Nearly 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, the flight minister said

Speaking to the Pakistani National Assembly, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 262 pilots in the country “did not take the exam themselves” and had paid others to sit on their behalf.

“They have no experience flying,” he said.

Pakistan has 860 active pilots serving domestic airlines – including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – as well as a number of foreign airlines, Khan said.

The PIA has grounded all of its pilots holding fake licenses, immediately valid.

“PIA recognizes that fake licenses are not only a matter of PIA but are spread throughout the aviation industry in Pakistan,” said spokesman Abdullah Khan, adding that some fake pilots also fly for foreign airlines.

The investigation was announced Wednesday as part of a preliminary report on a plane crash that killed 97 people in the southern city of Karachi on May 22. The PIA plane crashed after taking off from Lahore, killing all but two passengers and crew on board.

Khan did not explain whether the two pilots on flight PK 8303 held fake licenses.

According to the report, the pilot was chatting about coronavirus and repeatedly ignored warnings from air traffic controllers before the plane crashed in a residential area near the airport.

“Pilots are discussing corona during the flight. They are not focused. They are talking about coronavirus and how their family is affected,” Khan said, adding that the pilot was “too confident.”

According to Khan, the pilot was told three times by air traffic controllers that the plane was too high and they should not try to land, “but the captain did not heed these instructions.”

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The pilot continued by trying to land – without lowering the landing gear.

“The plane touched the surface of the runway in its engine,” the report said. The engine scrubbed the runway, causing sparks and irreparable damage.

The pilot pulled the plane back into the air, but a faulty engine failed and caused the plane to crash, according to the report.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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