Aviation Division asked to reply on JIT formation or face privilege motion
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Aviation has asked the Aviation Division to submit a formal reply regarding formation of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on corruption in the newly built Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) in its next meeting or be ready to face a privilege motion in the House.
“The ministry [Aviation Division) must give a reply in next meeting on formation of the JIT as recommended by the committee and explain the reasons, if it is not constituted. Otherwise a privilege motion will be moved in the Senate,” Chairman Mushahidullah Khan observed during the committee meeting.
He said the body had got six extensions for this agenda item, but was still waiting for the compliance report after it recommended the JIT to avoid “conflict in findings of different committees.”
The Upper House of the Parliament had referred the matter to the committee after Senator Behramand Khan Tangi, raised it on the point of public importance on November 13, 2018.
Senior officials of the Aviation Division informed the parliamentarians that the Prime Minister had formed a committee on the issue.
Responding to a resolution moved by Senator Prof. Dr Mehar Taj Roghani regarding “re-employment of retired PIA employees”, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) management apprised the committee that the Supreme Court had banned the recruitment in 2018. – APP