Secretary Aviation and Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Shahrukh Nusrat has said that “this is the first time in the aviation history of aviation industry of Pakistan that a consultative platform has been provided to resolve the issues being faced by aviation sector”. He was speaking after the first meeting of the Aviation Oversight Committee, which was constituted under the directives of Federal Cabinet.
- Giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary, Aviation Division was “illegal” and “the statement made by the Minister for Aviation on the floor of the National Assembly was not correct”
- The government of Pakistan giving additional charge of DG CAA to Secretary Aviation again is violation of law
- 12 months, 3 advertisements, 600 candidates and still Aviation Division has failed to appoint a DG CAA.
- PIA ATR crashed due to 3 “latent technical factors”
- Indian Airline GoAir’s flight makes emergency landing at Karachi International Airport
The committee meeting was attended by nearly fifty leading heads of aviation sector besides top officials of PIA, Air Blue and Serene Air. The meeting of the Aviation Oversight Committee mainly focused on the progress on implementation of NAP 2019 and also discussed challenges being faced by the aviation sector and their possible solutions. This Aviation Oversight Committee will meet after every three months in which mutual consultations will be made to resolve issues pertaining to the aviation sector.
Secretary Aviation said that the regulatory function of CAA is being separated from its service provider function. He further said that measures will also be taken to establish an independent Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.
He further said that directives are being issued to rationalize all CAA charges while Air Service Agreements are being reviewed to change its those clauses which are not beneficial to domestic airlines. He informed the reporters that recommendations are also being made to revise the government taxes on the aviation sector.
Top officials of CAA, PIA, Air Blue and Serene Air were also present on this occasion besides representatives of various organizations of the aviation sector.