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LHC CJ takes notice of PIA flights delay
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Taking suo motu against PIA flights delay, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif has summoned the Director General Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Karachi, Airport Manager, CAA, Lahore and Managing Director, PIA, Karachi Capt (retd) Ijaz Haroon for July 9 (tomorrow).
The CJ also directed the Deputy Attorney General representing the Federation to ensure the compliance of the orders and assist the court on the next date of hearing. The Advocate General, Punjab, was also directed to appear before court to render assistance.
The court taking suo motu action of the matter observed that the most pathetic thing is that the passengers are never informed about the reason for delay of the flights and after a long wait, it is announced that the flight is delayed without giving any reason.
Last month, I traveled by the PIA but all the six times, the plane neither left the place of departure at the fixed time nor reached at its destination on its arrival time, the CJ observed. He added the court time was public time, therefore, the lethargic attitude of the State functionaries and corporate bodies could not be tolerated as they were paid from the public exchequer.
The chief justice further observed that it was a matter of great concern that the slogan of Pakistan International Airlines “Great people fly with PIA” has become “Great people to cry with PIA”.