Government terminates contract of CAA director general


ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday terminated Air Marshal (r) Asim Suleman from the post of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) director general (DG), said a notification available with Pakistan Today.

It is worth mentioning here that CAA employees had written a letter to aviation secretary, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and other senior officials terming the DG as ‘mentally ill’ and ‘deranged’ while demanding Suleman’s medical examination to determine his mental health.

The letter had stated that “Asim Suleman is ill-treating the staff for a long time. His attitude is a source of extreme psychological stress for the staff. Suleman is a deranged person and needs immediate medical attention”.

In a meeting between the protesting CAA officers and aviation advisor, the latter urged the officers to call off the protests, and said that the government would find a solution to the crisis that would be “acceptable to all.”

Asim Suleman retired from service in January 2018 and the government hired him on a contract basis.

In another notification, Syed Ghazanfar Abbas  Jilani, a BS-21  officer of  Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service (PA&AS), presently posted as finance additional secretary, was transferred and posted as additional secretary (in-charge) of Economic Affairs Division with immediate effect and until further orders.

Moreover, Noor Ahmad, a BS-22 officer of Secretariat Group, presently posted as federal tax ombudsman secretary, was transferred and posted as finance special secretary with immediate effect and until further orders.

Dr Ahmed Mujtaba Memon, a BS-21 officer of Pakistan Customs Service, presently posted as Federal Board of Revenue, Karachi Directorate General of Input-Output Co-efficient Organisation director general was transferred and posted as finance additional secretary with immediate effect.