PIA pilot admits being drunk after UK plane arrest

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1...admits-being-drunk-after-uk-plane-arrest.html

    A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot pleaded guilty on Friday to being drunk just before he was due to fly to Pakistan, court officials and media said.

    Irfan Faiz, 54, was more than four times the legal alcohol limit when he was arrested in the cockpit of a plane at Leeds Bradford airport in northern England, according to media reports of a court hearing.
    An official at Leeds Magistrates Court confirmed to AFP that Faiz, a Pakistani national, had pleaded guilty at the hearing and his case was referred to a higher court for sentencing on October 18.

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    :eek: 4 x the legal limit.
     
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    Is PIA a "dry" airline?
     
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    I think the country is dry. I might be wrong, but you have to be a non-muslim tourist, to buy alcohol.
     
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    What is four times legal limit in the UK ? four generous pours of whisky from a Manhattan dive :D
     
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    That's my guess, probably with alcohol only available in international hotels or in special stores for documented foreigners, and also that the airline doesn't serve alcohol on board or provide it in any PIA lounges. However, some dry airlines allow BYOB and will serve it, although presumably not to Muslim passengers.
     
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    ,08 is legal limit for driving in the UK. This pilot imbibed a few too much before his flight
     

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