Safety standards for planes should never be compromised. It seems the Civil Aviation Authority has shown laxity in dealing with private airlines. In a country where awareness of legal obligations is almost none, no one challenges the wrongdoings of mighty organisations. Heart-wrenching scenes were seen at the site of crash which call for justice from the senior officials of the airline. While the nightmares of air passengers continue, two planes of Shaheen Airline have narrowly escaped accidents. One plane’s tyres burst while landing due to fault in the landing gear and the other had a leaking fuel tank while taking off that forced it to land back. The above state of affairs of airport management speaks volumes of their performance.
Islamabad, April 24.