Bhoja Air crash: Judicial commission set up for probe

Published: April 22, 2012

Three-member commission formed on premier's directives to be headed by former CJ LHC Zahid Hussain Bukhari. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

ISLAMABAD: On the directives of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, a three-member judicial commission was set up to determine the cause of the Bhoja Air crash, Express News reported Sunday.

The Interior Ministry issued a notification for the constitution of a judicial commission which will be headed by former chief justice Lahore High Court, Justice (retd) Zahid Hussain Bukhari.

Justice (retd) Nasim Sikandar will be a member of the commission, while Dr Wasim Kausar will be the secretary.

The judicial commission will conduct investigations and decide if Bhoja Air could be allowed to resume operations or not.

It will also compile the record of the past flights of the aircraft and will give recommendations on avoiding such a tragedy in the future.

The commission will be probing into the airworthiness of the aircraft.

Earlier, the owner of Bhoja Air, Farooq Bhoja was taken into custody by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and his name was also placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).

The plane’s Black Box was recovered late Saturday night from the crash site by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been handed over to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) but when it will be sent for examination is yet to be ascertained.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Zabandraz
    Apr 22, 2012 - 2:29PM

    In my opinion “COMMISSIONS” are only made to HIDE THE TRUTH!!!!


  • Asif
    Apr 22, 2012 - 8:17PM

    Why Judicial Commission ? It should be a team of aviation experts and from abroad. The PM is playing games …knowing people only trust the Judiciary he is trying to appease to calm the public.


  • Asif
    Apr 22, 2012 - 11:32PM

    The commission should comprise of aviation experts not Judiciary. If you cannot ask the right question what are they going to investigate,


  • farooq
    Apr 25, 2012 - 12:58AM

    Airworthiness is the responsible unit of CAA. When a son of director airworthiness (Munawer Jamal) is an aircraft engineer employed by PAES maintaining bhoja aircraft’s nothing can be expected going as per rules & regulations. Purchase of these old aircrafts when investigated will certainly reveal many shortcomings in CAA inspections abroad and in karachi.


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