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Pakpattan man fined for flying a plane he made himself

He wants the govt to help him make more planes

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Apr 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

The Punjab police arrested a man on Monday for attempting to fly a small aircraft that he built in Pakpattan.  He used the metal link road as a runway to take off on his maiden flight and took several rounds in the air before being arrested.

The man says he can create and fly a plane if the government helps him.

Mohammad Fayaz is a popcorn seller and part-time security guard. He designed the plane and built it using whatever supplies he could get his hands on. He also spent all his savings on his project.

But the police arrested Fayaz and took his plane into custody. They also seized a generator, 12-watt battery and two plastic containers with 10 litres of petrol from the plane.

They lodged an FIR against him for building an aircraft without a permit and for flying the plane without getting the permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

“He is not qualified to fly a plane; he even doesn’t have safety measures like a parachute to protect him,” said District Police Officer Maria.

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“He could have endangered hundreds of people in the area if his plane had crashed,” she said.

“I made the aircraft with my hard work but instead of appreciating me I was handed an FIR. My plane can fly up to 1,000 feet,” said Fayaz.

Give me one chance so that I can prove that I am a patriotic Pakistani, he urged. He told the media that he had informed all the relevant departments about his flight but no one responded to him.

He claimed he could create and fly a plane if the government helped him. He appealed to the government for financial assistance.

He was presented before a local court and was fined Rs3,000 before being released.

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  1. Danish Beg  April 2, 2019 2:47 pm/ Reply

    This guy should now be rewarded for his great initiative. Why does Pakistan subdue people who try to be creative and imaginative?

    Although the safety of people has to be a prime concern, the Wright Brothers also flew for the first time by themselves.

    All I can say is. WELL DONE BUDDY! Keep it up. Don’t let it get you down.

  2. Gohar Khan  April 2, 2019 5:41 pm/ Reply

    What a great news to read; a popcorn seller builds his own aircraft. Wow Excellent and well done
    Pakistan needs raw talent like him to breed initiatives and innovation. Please don’t arrest him instead reward him and support him. In such political and economic downturn Pakistan needs news like this to show to world what they can do. Come on give him the support
    Well done my friend and all the best 🙂

  3. Adeel Ahmed  April 2, 2019 6:23 pm/ Reply

    What a GEM! Well done! You deserve a praise and “Tamgha -e- Imteiaz” for sure.

  4. Anonymous  April 3, 2019 10:01 am/ Reply

    Can any one give me the cell number of this gentleman, this great man.

  5. Anonymous  April 3, 2019 10:58 am/ Reply

    Great greatest talented, but sorry no place for peoples people like him, very sad, well done!

  6. Ghulam Mustafa  April 3, 2019 11:00 am/ Reply

    Great greatest talented, but sorry no place for peoples people like him, very sad, well done!

  7. Dr. Nadeem  April 3, 2019 12:25 pm/ Reply

    Much better than Indian MIG21 and MIG27.
    This guy should appreciate and facilitate.

  8. maryam khalid  April 3, 2019 12:54 pm/ Reply

    wow what an amazing talent!!!..ppl spent their whole life reading books and gem like him turn the things so easily….they need support!!!
    okay u are concerned about others security but do support them.

  9. Qamar Farid Bhatti  April 3, 2019 1:08 pm/ Reply

    Way to go Popcorn Seller…. You had proved that Pakistanis have great potential and ability to do such amazing invention without proper sources and support

  10. Nadeem  April 3, 2019 2:14 pm/ Reply

    Imagine what a chai wala can do in Pakistan

  11. Maqsood Kolachi  April 3, 2019 2:25 pm/ Reply

    Appreciated efforts of young man. Government is right on their side, because by lodging FIR doesn’t mean to degrade his efforts but to make him realize the responsibility and risks and dangers as well which could caused to other flights in air, life of others and including his life too.

  12. Riz  April 3, 2019 2:38 pm/ Reply

    If he is not qualified then train him but he’s a gem who should not be waosted

  13. Khurshid  April 3, 2019 3:02 pm/ Reply

    PM Imran Khan and chief of air staff should take notice and use his talent wisely. He is great asset to the country.

  14. Rehaan khan  April 3, 2019 3:16 pm/ Reply

    Great job done by thisman all pakistani people give big hands to him.
    Govt was sleep from 1947 to till yet just sell popcorn and eat dall roti bro why u r waiting for masiha every one are looting pakistan there is no one word man bro.
    Allah bless u and be positive foe ur family. Limit hae fine wo bhi 30,000 rupee anyway u done great job but our govt did nothing to promote talant,
    Salute and Regards for u.

  15. Amna  April 3, 2019 3:24 pm/ Reply

    Pakistanis never appreciate their own people in doing something great. That’s why we lack behind from western countries in technology.

  16. Anonymous  April 3, 2019 3:32 pm/ Reply

    Government should appreciate him instead of arresting him. What a talented young man!

  17. Mohammad Ali Agha  April 3, 2019 3:41 pm/ Reply

    He sure is a Pakistani hero and should be rewarded. A little push in the right direction and he will make magic I am sure.

  18. SAFEER Ahmed  April 3, 2019 4:12 pm/ Reply

    Can any one give me the cell number of this gentleman, this great man.

  19. Syed Hussain  April 3, 2019 4:45 pm/ Reply

    Get some mo.ey from corrupt politician and corropt govt officials and give it ti him. Train him and appriciate. Deserves a pat.

  20. Abc  April 3, 2019 4:59 pm/ Reply

    Great work but no appreciation for the poor man ahhhhh

  21. Zubair malik  April 3, 2019 6:55 pm/ Reply

    Govt should support him and give him proper tranning well done sir

  22. Asif  April 3, 2019 11:01 pm/ Reply

    This is a wonderful work of art, which is unexpected and amazing!! Instead of arresting him, people should praise his experiment and talented thinking that he is able to build such a thing without any resource or help, wonderful! Please release him and support this young talent! Appreciation on behalf of genius people ‘s community!

  23. Asif  April 3, 2019 11:03 pm/ Reply

    If right now he was in Europe he would had been awarded and given job immediately in the air force! ✌

  24. Abu inshal  April 3, 2019 11:09 pm/ Reply

    Government should appreciate to this man and give more facilities not that arrest him please i request from imran bhai(Prime Minister) of pakistan please release this man truly he is very talented man…

  25. sahil jani  April 4, 2019 12:04 pm/ Reply

    in pakistan there is no place for such kind of poor people who tried hard and did some positive inventions, governament is not only supporting but they are stopping him from their ambitious planes. before same we did with the guy who runs car from water instead of patrole

  26. Nadia  April 4, 2019 12:17 pm/ Reply

    Excellent well done to this man !! The government should help the man and recognise his talent and brains for inventing this plain

  27. Zain  April 4, 2019 6:09 pm/ Reply

    If this guy is telling right that he tried to contact the concerned departments but the didn’t reply then those department should be fined for not replied to his query. Are they sleeping? why the not respond?

  28. Manu  April 5, 2019 10:16 am/ Reply

    plane hai ya table fan? There is not one video of the plane flying.

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