Airspace Issues: Civil Aviation secretary put on notice

The petitioner contended that the report should be made public.


August 08, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued a notice to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) secretary and directed him to file a reply by August 12. IHC Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was hearing a petition filed by Air Traffic Controller Saeed Ahmad through his petitioner Barrister Gauhar Ali Khan. The CAA secretary, director general, operations director and chief human resource officer were the respondents. The petitioner said that in 2012, the International Air Traffic Control Association expressed reservations on flying over Pakistani airspace. The CAA then formed a six-member board comprising representatives from the air force, army, CAA and Pakistan International Airlines. The board prepared a report in March 2013 which has still not been made public. The petitioner contended that the report should be made public.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2014.

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