CJP irked by non-cooperation of aviation schools


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday showed resentment over the lack of cooperation by the educational institutes for the verification of pilots’ degrees.

A two-member bench headed by the CJP resumed case hearing pertaining to the verification of pilots’ degrees here on Monday at the SC’s Lahore registry.

During the hearing, the court was told by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) lawyers that some of the educational institutes are not cooperating with them for the re-verification of degrees.

The court while showing resentment over non–cooperation of the educational institute, summoned heads of the 69 institutes in the case.

The chief justice ordered the CAA to carry on its investigation into the veracity of the pilots’ degrees.

Later, the hearing of the case was adjourned by the court till Tuesday (today).

In January, the chief justice had taken notice of the alleged appointment of pilots holding fake qualifications. The chief justice had directed the CAA to submit a report in this regard.

He had also summoned details of the activities of private planes and jets on the airports during the last fifteen days from the CAA director general.

The DG of the civil aviation was asked to submit the report on January 27 at the apex court’s Karachi registry. But the official sought more time to compile the report.