The honorable Sindh High Court issued a contempt of court notice to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan. Director General, Deputy Director General and Lahore Airport Manager have been named in the contempt of court notice. The notice was served after CAA Pakistan continued with its motive of suspending all international flights of SAI, a direct violation of court’s order. The Sindh High Court, during the week, had nullified the CAA’s letter dated July 13 where CAA threatened SAI to withdraw its services for international flights except flights to Saudi Arabia. The court also nullified the letter dated July 19 where the Lahore airport manager threatened to stop SAI flights from operating.
Zohaib Hassan, Director Marketing, SAI said “The civil aviation authority of Pakistan with this step has not only cost the airline but also to the national exchequer billions of rupees. Despite courts order, the CAA continued with their agenda of levelling baseless allegations against SAI. Our customers flying into the country faced severe difficulties and were left stranded at the airports worldwide. As per todays court orders, Our international flight operation has been resumed and soon flights will be operated as per the schedule”.
The Sindh High Court rejected all allegations and barred CAA from taking any further action against SAI. Further as per the order of the court, the copies of the contempt of court notices and orders to resume SAI Flight Operations have been faxed to CAA, Director General, Deputy Director General and Lahore Airport Manager.