KARACHI: Not even a week has passed since the tragic Bhoja Air crash and we have already been witness to tyre- bursting and fuel leak incidents of Shaheen Air planes. Following these defects, Minister of Defence Ahmed Mukhtar finally ordered that all private airline planes will be inspected and all faulty and out-of-order planes will be grounded. This decision should have been made much earlier, considering the tragedy of the Airblue plane crash which had already led to great loss of life.
One can just hope that the authorities concerned will do their duties honestly from now on and feel responsible for the lives of thousands of people who travel by air.
Syeda Novaira Hasnain
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2012.