ISLAMABAD: The Caretaker Prime Minister, Justice (R) Nasirul-Mulk Tuesday, 10 July was briefed about the functions of Aviation Division and various organisations including the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Airport Security Force (ASF) and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
Aviation Secretary made a presentation on the mandate and efforts of the Aviation Division for the development, promotion and regulation of aviation sector of the country besides ensuring safety of air traffic and aerodromes.
The briefing held at Prime Minsiter Office was attended by Minister for Aviation Lt. Gen. (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Secretary of Aviation Dr. Ijaz Munir, Additional Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Kazim Niaz, ASF Director General (DG) Major General Ali Abbas, CAA DG Hassan Baig, Metrological Department DG Ghulam Rasool, PIA CEO Musharraf Rasool and senior other government officials.
The PM was informed that the National Aviation Policy 2015 was under review to cater for the improvements identified during its implementation.
It was informed that efforts were afoot to make CAA, as regulator, independent of service providers. Similarly, the Safety Investigation Board was being insulated from CAA to ensure highest standards of air safety and its independent working.
The meeting also reviewed matters relating to PIA, the issues confronting the organization and the business plan for revival of the national flag carrier.
The prime minister directed that a robust strategy should be followed to achieve pre-set milestones within a specified time frame.
He also appreciated various measures being taken by the Aviation Division to enhance coordination among various organisations linked with aviation sector and ensuring maximum safety of air travel.