Doctor, deaf with one ear, made CAA medical dept head
Quoting sources, the channel reported that while CAA DG Khaqan Murtaza had justified the appointment of Dr. Wudoodullah Afridi as medical department head, the Authority’s book of statutes clearly states that the recruitment was made against the rules.
Dr. Afridi will issue ‘fitness certificates’ to pilots as well as members of flight crew.
They have further said that Dr. Afridi will only take the tests of pilots and will not fly planes with them as is perhaps being understood.
They went on to add that a person using instruments for hearing was not ineligible for any kind of job.
It is not clear whether the CAA DG is unaware of the Authority rules or he has sanctioned recruitment without taking it into account that there is no justification for the appointment of a man as medical department head in CAA whose hearing is half impaired.
Reporter Usman Javed