SHC to hear petition on PIA crash investigation
Statesman Report
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday approved a miscellaneous petition requesting for an immediate hearing of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) A320 plane crash investigation.
Petitioner Iqbal Kazmi pleaded that procurement and flying of aircraft, that are in poor condition, for the national airline is tantamount to playing with the lives of passengers and crew.
The investigation results of the ATR crash that took place on December 7, 2016, have not yet been made public, the petition said.
“Almost 800 passengers put their lives in danger daily when they travel from PIA,” the petitioner stated. “Even before this incident, the authorities concerned could not give a satisfactory answer despite the court’s order.”
A two-member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar will hear the petition on Friday.