Bhoja Airline was given licence in Nawaz Sharif era: Malik

Nov 30, -0001
Staff ReportKARACHI: Pledging for a transparent investigation in the air crash incident, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed on Monday that the Bhoja airline company was given licence during Nawaz Sharif’s government in 1992, SAMAA reports.“The Nawaz Sharif government issued licence to Bhoja Airline in 1992, violating all rules and regulations,” the minister asserted while talking to reporters at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport.Malik is in the city as to join a high-level meeting chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari on latest target killings.Malik also claimed that Airblue company, whose plane had crashed in Margallah Hills some two years ago, is owned by a PML-N MNA.Malik said the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) would not be further investigating into the air crash, adding that FIA authorities had been directed to provide all out information to government-formed judicial commission mandated to probe the fatal incident.Malik criticized the opposition Pakistan Muslim League for rejecting the three-man inquiry commission, terming it a “disastrous cover-up”. The PML-N had said it intended to challenge it either in a court or in parliament.“The opposition always criticizes us but there should not be so in matters of national interests. It should avoid doing politics on bodies,” Malik said.He pledged that the investigation would be carried out in a fair and transparent manner and would be made public. “We will thoroughly investigate the crash, no matter whosoever is involved.” -- SAMAA






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