CJ summons PIA officials over flight delay

Chief justice's flight delayed by more than 3 hours, officials summoned when other passengers approached him.


Web Desk October 20, 2012

LAHORE: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, displeased after waiting in the VIP lounge at the Lahore airport, summoned PIA officials to give an explanation as to why a Karachi-bound flight was delayed, Express News reported on Saturday.

The flight, which was to be boarded by the chief justice, was delayed by more than 3 hours.

When other passengers waiting in the lounge approached him and informed him of the constant delays, the chief justice called PIA officials and asked for an explanation.

He expressed displeasure and took notice of the incident.

PIA officials told Justice Chaudhry that the flight would take off in half an hour to one hour, who then told the PIA chairman to take notice of the incident and find out why such incidents take place.

COMMENTS (17)

Lobster | 8 years ago | Reply

@Nadir: Which country you are talking about? There is a hefty fine in Europe for delays on the airlines.

Siddique Malik | 8 years ago | Reply

And now the CJ interferes in flight operations. True, PIA is horrible airline, but should a CJ interfere in an airline's workings? Too bad, he doesn't have jurisdiction in the USA; Americans have a number of issues on which he could opine. Or maybe, he should summon the foreign minister of Pakistan and ask her to approach Washington and ask it to solve Americans' problems. After all, why should only the people of Pakistan benefit from this self-declared solvers of all problems? He should benefit the entire mankind. Perhaps, he should ask the foreign minister to approach all governments of the world and ask them to fix their peoples' problems. Imagine how beautiful the world will be after this instruction from the CJ. Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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