The National Assembly committee has been notified that the privatization process of PIA is nearly finished.

According to a statement released today, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) presently manages 22 out of 43 airports, which includes 13 airports that cater to international flights. The CAA has been facing financial limitations for the development of these airports for a number of years.

Consequently, the CAA was employing second-generation equipment, whereas industrialized nations were utilizing the most up-to-date third-generation equipment.

The Committee also stressed the importance of enhancing the quality of food service and the conduct of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) personnel towards passengers in order to improve the overall travel experience.

In addition, the Committee was informed that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) intends to set up five additional radars in Quetta, Dera Ismail Khan, Cherat, Gwadar, and Lahore.

In addition, the Hydromet Project, supported by the World Bank, included the installation of 3 mobile radars and 300 automatic weather stations.

The Committee was informed that Pakistan Disaster Management (PDM) is in the process of developing a Kisan Mobile application. The purpose of this application is to assist farmers and other state departments with timely weather predictions and flood alerts.

In addition, the Committee raised concerns regarding the presence of fractures in the aircraft parking area at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

The CAA acknowledged the issue and confirmed that the work has been awarded and is now in progress. The Committee expressed concerns regarding the nomination of aeromedical personnel and the licensing of pilots. They requested that the appropriate authorities provide a detailed report on these issues.

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