The federal government has planned to privatize three major airports of Pakistan, on this note the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released an advertisement handing over the administrative and operational matters of the airports to private companies.
According to sources, the privatization of airports was being dealt under a new policy of CAA, adding Jinnah International Airport Karachi, Allama Iqbal International airport and the new Islamabad International airport to be privatized.
Implementation of the privatization was carried after the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the federal cabinet, without the need of Parliament’s approval.
However, there are possibilities that the PM’s enforcement of aviation policy without any legislation could be challenged in the courts.
After the privatization of these airports, CAA will only have the small and non-profit airports under its authority, apart from other departments, as all operations, including take-off and landing of planes are being made outsource.