Mian Soomro visits CAA Headquarters


KARACHI: Federal Minister for Privatisation and Aviation Muhammad Mian Soomro visited the headquarters of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday.

CAA Director General Hassan Baig and Additional Director General Air Vice Marshal Tanveer Ashraf Bhatti welcomed the minister.

A detailed presentation on different functions of CAA, including, air navigation, airport services, regulations, engineering, human resource management and finance was given to him by the CAA DG.

Speaking on the occasion, the federal minister said that the present government is fully committed to exercising austerity by avoiding unnecessary expenditures for saving the government’s money. Therefore, it is the duty of every government organisation to take cost-effective measures in public spending, he added.

He urged the management of CAA to further improve facilities for passengers at the airports and address the public complaints without any delay. “Passengers’ comfort and convenience should be our top priority if we really want to grow aviation business in the country,” he added.

He further said that an advance mechanism should be introduced to receive feedback on airport services promptly to resolve any issue immediately.

He asked the CAA management to create an ideal regulatory environment to attract more and more airlines to start their operations in Pakistan.

He directed the management of CAA to keep working hard for the growth of the aviation sector for the ultimate speedy economic development of the country.

It is worth mentioning here that the federal minister for privatisation and aviation is on his first visit to Karachi after taking over the portfolio of aviation.