DFO: Captain Bakhtiar Ahmed (B-747 Captain)
Chief Pilot Planning, Scheduling, and Co-ordination: Captain M.A Khan
Chief Pilot Training: Captain Mirza Rafi
Chief Pilot Technical: Captain Parvez Saeed
Chief Pilot Standards Inspections: Captain Zahid Mian
Chief Flight Engineer: Mubeen
Chief Pilot Fleet I: (B-747 & A-300) Captain Shahid Hussain
Chief Pilot Fleet II: (A-310 & B-737) Captain Adnan Haris
Chief Pilot Fleet III: (F-27 & Twin Otter) Captain Jahanzeb Ghazali
Chief Pilot Islamabad base: Captain Intikhab
Chief Pilot Lahore base: Captain Imran Shirazi
The pilots join the airline as F-27 co-pilots and progress to either B-737 or A-310 as co-pilots, continue as co-pilots on to A-300 and finally take command as F-27 Captains. After completion of the desired hours, they go to Jumbos as co-pilots, which eventually makes them Captains on B-737. Then they progress to Captains on A-310, then Captains on A-300, and finally they make Captains on B-747.
All pilots go through regular medical check-ups and emergency refresher courses as per CAA laws. All transitions and refreshers for B-747 and A-300 are done in Karachi where simulators are made available, but A-310 and B-737 simulator training is conducted abroad.
Article credit PIA Humsafar inflight magazine January-February 2002.