In a major development within the aviation sector, the Ministry of Aviation has taken decisive steps towards the division of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), issuing a formal notification to implement the Pakistan Airports Authority and Pakistan Aviation Authority Act 2023. This move effectively splits the CAA into two distinct entities.
As per reliable sources, the notification signifies the creation of two separate departments – the Pakistan Airports Authority and the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. This division extends beyond administrative boundaries, as the heads of both departments will operate independently of each other.
The notification outlines a clear delineation of responsibilities between the two newly formed entities. All commercial airports across the nation will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Pakistan Airports Authority. Meanwhile, the licensing, flight standards, air transport, and regulatory departments will constitute the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
To ensure a smooth transition, the Ministry of Aviation has instructed both departments to promptly furnish comprehensive details, including the number of employees and a breakdown of assets. This meticulous separation aims to streamline operations and enhance the efficiency of both the Pakistan Airports Authority and the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
This strategic move is expected to bring about a more focused approach to the distinct needs and challenges faced by the aviation sector. The separation of responsibilities is anticipated to lead to more specialized and effective management, ultimately benefiting the aviation industry in Pakistan.