CJP shows displeasure over rainwater accumulation at new Islamabad airport
LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar slammed official of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) over accumulated rainwater at the New Islamabad International Airport.
While hearing a case related to rainwater accumulation at the New Islamabad International Airport at the Lahore registry on Friday, CJP Saqib Nisar showed displeasure over the performance of CAA and irked for misreporting the incident in its written reply.
A video showing the stagnant water was aired in court during the hearing.
CJP remarked that the video shows a lot of water whereas the CAA report attempts to downplay the matter.
In reply, CAA deputy director general said that the water accumulated in an under-construction building of the airport and adding that the heavy rain led to leakage and accumulation of water.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan then wondered how there could be a water leak in a structure that has just been constructed.
While rejecting the CAA report, Chief Justice Nisar remarked why the CAA official’s case should not be sent to the Federal Investigation Agency or contempt proceedings be initiated against him for submitting a false report.
The chief justice also wondered how he was appointed a DG without the court’s assent, to which he responded that the Pakistan International Airlines CEO approved his appointment.
The hearing was then adjourned until July 31.
Pakistan’s long-awaited new airport in the federal capital opened its doors May 3, after years of delays and setbacks and a soaring cost of over Rs100 billion.