SHC seeks maintainability of petition against CAAJuly 16, 2014
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed petitioner to satisfy it with regard to maintainability of constitutional petition that questioned the legality of decision of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ban entry of more than one person in airport building to accompany passengers.
The petitioner, Rana Faizul Hassan, who represented a non-profit organization, United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, moved the court against CAA decision, impleading secretary defence, secretary interior ministry and CAA authorities as respondents.
The petitioner submitted that following the audacious attack on Karachi Airport, the CAA announced that no more than one person will be allowed to enter the terminal building to see off or receive passengers citing security reasons.
Earlier, he said, the museum at Shahrah-e-Faisal was closed after the May 22 terror attack at the Mehran naval air base. The petitioner contended that relevant authorities instead of taking measures to combat terrorism slapped the restrictions on the movement of general public which was in sheer violation of fundamental rights of the citizens guaranteed by country’s Constitution.
He requested the court to declare as illegal the decision of CAA and direct it to withdraw its ban. Hearing of case was adjourned till August 21.
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