Sub-Committee of Senate Standing Committee on Aviation in its meeting on Friday has asked the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to direct its Committee to undergo the process of rationalisation of parking fee at the airports across the country after the current contract expires and before awarding a new contract to any company. The Committee was discussing the matter of illegal parking and entry fee at New Islamabad International Airport raised in the Senate sitting and further referred to the Committee.
The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati here at the Parliament House on Friday and was attended among others by Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Sheikh and senior officers of the CAA. The Committee also asked the Authority to give details and justification of why and how the contracts for parking have been awarded to the same company over the years.
The Committee also heard the complainant and the CAA in the matter of up-gradation of posts of superintendents in BPS-17 of CAA. The Committee after hearing both sides observed that the CAA being an autonomous body cannot be asked to replicate up-gradation procedures adopted by other federal or provincial government bodies and has to make its own decisions. The Committee was also told that the CAA has on its own also initiated a mechanism of up-gradation of the posts of superintendents so that they can be provided with a promotional hierarchy. It was also observed that the matter of complaint is subjudice with the divisional court and the committee decided to wait until the court issues any orders.