CAA 'incompetence’ costs national exchequer Rs21 million loss

By: News Desk      Published: 03:49 PM, 22 Aug, 2021
CAA 'incompetence’ costs national exchequer Rs21 million loss
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Another ‘financial irregularity’ has been reported in the construction of Islamabad International Airport due to the ‘incompetence’ on the part of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), causing a loss of Rs21 million to the national exchequer, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

According to an audit report, a ‘wrong’ selection of a site was made for building the air traffic control (ATC) tower due to which the planes parked in the northwest of the main terminal could not be viewed from the tower.

Therefore, another contract was signed to raise another structure which cost the national exchequer the loss of millions of rupees.

The report tells that the issue was pointed out as early as in August and September 2020, but the project management did not respond.

The report urges the authorities to identify those responsible and make up for the loss incurred.

However, CAA officials refused to give their version on the matter when contacted by the 24News TV channel for comments.

Reporter Usman Javed