Islamabad, July 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk was briefed today about the functions of Aviation Division at the Prime Minister’s Office. The briefing was attended by Minister for Aviation Lt. Gen (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Secretary Aviation Dr. Ijaz Munir, Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Kazim Niaz, DG ASF Maj Gen Ali Abbas, DG CAA Mr. G. Hassan Baig, DG Metrological Department Mr. Ghulam Rasool, CEO PIACL Mr. Musharraf Rasool and senior government officials. Secretary Aviation made a presentation on the mandate and efforts of the Aviation Division for the development, promotion and regulation of aviation sector of the country besides ensuring safety of air traffic and aerodromes.
The Secretary also briefed the Prime Minister, in detail, about the affairs of various organizations including Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan International Airlines, Airport Security Force and Pakistan Meteorological Department. While briefing the Prime Minister about the Aviation Policy, it was informed that the National Aviation Policy 2015 was under review to cater for the improvements identified during its implementation. It was informed that efforts were afoot to make PCAA, as regulator, independent of service providers.
Similarly, the Safety Investigation Board was being insulated from CAA to ensure highest standards of air safety and its independent working. The meeting also reviewed matters relating to PIACL. The issues confronting the organization and the business plan for revival of the flag carrier were also discussed during the meeting. Prime Minister directed that a robust strategy should be followed to achieve pre-set milestones, within specific time frame, to ensure success of the plan. The Prime Minister also appreciated various measures being taken by the Aviation Division to enhance coordination among various organizations linked with aviation sector for resolving operational issues and to ensure maximum safety of air travel.
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