Three Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots were suspended on Monday for misconduct and negligence, one of them snoozing in the business class during a flight, Express News reported.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended the licences of the pilots identified as Captain Anwar Adil, Amir Hashmi and First Officer Adeel Javed.
Despite no seats being available on an aircraft Adil allowed passengers to board the flight.
Hashmi slept in the business class during a flight.
Earlier this year, seven passengers were forced to stand on a PIA flight from Karachi to Madina, despite having paid for their respective seats.
The airline boarded passengers on the overbooked flight PK-743 in a serious breach of air safety regulations. The seven excess passengers were forced to stand throughout for the entirety of the four-hour flight.