KARACHI: The Joint Action Committee of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has set January 7 as deadline to depose the DG Air Marshal (retired) Asim Suleiman. The committee warned that if their demands were not fulfilled, protests will be launched throughout the country.
A joint press conference was held by Chairman, CBA, Rao Muhammad Aslam, President Officers’ Association, Faiz Akhtar, Air Traffic Controller Gild President, Javed Hamid and civil aviation association of electronics engineers President Zulfiqar Soomro.
CBA chairman Rao Muhammad Aslam said DG civil aviation made a habit of using obscene language which is not even used by truck drivers.
Officer association president Faiz Akhtar insisted on keeping January 7th as the deadline for the DG civil aviation to say goodbye to the institution.
Head of Air Traffic Control Gild, Javed Hameed said, “Gild has the sensitive responsibility of controlling air traffic; our officers work day and night in the department but they too have safety concerns relating to the unfair treatment from Asim Suleman, the man heading the CAA for the past two years” Hammed said, “We have also expressed our concerns in the letter sent to aviation advisor.”
“Air traffic controllers cannot work effectively if they continue to face the psychological stress imposed by Asim Suleman,” the Gild head maintained.
He also revealed that Asim Suleman had been using his influence to take inexperienced officers on board. “I am under pressure to issue license to untrained air traffic controllers,” he said, adding that incompetent officers were being recommended for Civil Aviation.
The leaders of the joint action committee informed reporters that the entire institution is perturbed over the behaviour of their boss.
The press conference asked DG civil aviation to provide any evidence he has which proves corruption of the employees.
The joint action committee in response to a question said that the constitution gives the employees the right to hold peaceful protests.
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