Government to introduce modernization in aviation sector :Mehtab

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Karachi : Adviser to the PM on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan has said that comprehensive strategy has been made to cope with the modern era challenges posed to the aviation sector due to the continuous growth in air traffic.

He expressed these views while chairing a high level meeting during his visit to the Headquarters of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority here on Thursday.

He said the principle decision has been taken to review and redefine the aviation policy and to restructure the civil aviation authority along with level planning field to upgrade and edifice the performance of airlines as per the requirements of contemporary markets and customers. He asserted the concerned authority to present a report after the consultation to all airlines in this regard. He said all out efforts been made to provide the best available facilities to the passengers.

The meeting reviewed the existing procedures and regulations and directed to carry out independent complete diagnostic study of the organizational structure and provide necessary recommendations to improve the organizational structure without delay. He also directed to establish the grievance redressal forum immediately and conduct the training programs to enhance the capacity to meet business objective and goals. He further directed to upgrade the airports and associated infrastructure with latest technology available in the world adding that implementation of best industry practices should be ensured. He said that improved business processes of enterprise along with the strict implementation of the regulatory regimes as per the international standards will not only help the Authority in taking leadership role in the region but also enhance the socio economic development of the country. He also directed to provide all possible facilities to all airports particularly Karachi Airport and to ensure the uninterested water supply.

The advisor directed the CAA to hire a world class consultant at the earliest to propose recommendations for organizational transformation on modern lines and implementation mechanism as well as to identify the gaps in the present functioning, to achieve these strategic objectives. He said the purpose to initiate the Organizational Transformation process in the Civil Aviation authority is to transform itself into one of the leading aviation organizations in the world and to implement international best practices of industry.

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