The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has cleared and verified the licenses of 96 pilots out of the 104 names received from various foreign counterparts and international airlines. In a letter to the director for air traffic control services at Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), Mubarak Saleh al-Gheilani, CAA Director-General Hassan Nasir Jamy said it was crucial “to clarify that all CPL / ATPL pilot licenses issued by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) are genuine and validly issued”. “None of the Pilot Licenses are fake, rather the matter has been misconstrued and incorrectly highlighted in the media / social media,” Jamy’s letter read further.In his letter, the top CAA official apprised his Omani counterpart of the licence verification process of Pakistani pilots working in foreign airlines. Stressing that all licences issued to pilots by the CAA were certified and genuine, he noted that some international airlines had sought verification of 104 Pakistani pilots, of whom eight were yet to be cleared.Earlier, the CAA had cleared the licenses of 18 Pakistani pilots working for Oman’s SalamAir after the Gulf nation’s civil aviation authority requested verification. Separately, the CAA had also cleared three Pakistani pilots associated with the Hong Kong Airlines after it asked for clearance of their licenses.Meanwhile, the Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) has said that no pilot in Pakistan possesses a dubious airline transport pilot license (ATPL).