ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over comments submitted by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Pakistan International Airline (PIA) in a case pertaining to suspension of suspect pilots’ licenses and gave respondents last chance to file it.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah, hearing the case, remarked that the licenses matter had damaged the repute of Pakistan in international community. He said that the assistant attorney general could not explain that why a regular director general CAA could not be appointed during last two years.
Addressing the officials of CAA, the chief justice said that their department had caused an irreparable loss to national airline and country’s image. The court wanted to view that whether the CAA had done its job in accordance of law.
The court noted that CAA had not implemented the decision of Lahore High Court (LHC) in letter and spirit. Was it good governance, the chief justice said.
Later, the court adjourned hearing of the case till two weeks.
IHC to hear case tomorrow against CEO NBP’s appointment: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) would conduct hearing on a case tomorrow challenging the appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Arif Usmani.
Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani of IHC take up the case for hearing filed by former assistant vice president NBP Javed Iqbal.
The petitioner had stated in his plea that the appointment of Usmani was against the guidelines of public sector appointment of chief executive 2015. Arif Usmani didn’t meet the eligibility criteria of the post as he had been indicted in money laundering case in city bank Nigeria, he said.
Petitioner Javed Iqbal said that Usmani had not even declared his dual nationality as time of his appointment as CEO NBP.
He prayed the court to issue orders for removal of Arif Usmani from the key post of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).