DC plans contempt of court plea against airport manager

[/caption] ISLAMABAD, Jan 19: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Chitral is defying court orders for construction of a house on a private land in the vicinity of Chitral airport to enforce its unjust agenda, it is learnt.   Deputy Commissioner Chitral Rehmatullah Wazir had started construction of a house on a piece of land gifted to him by late Mehter Saif ul Mulk Nasir in appreciation of his services to the remote valley. Well-placed sources confirmed to this correspondent that the CAA had obtained a stay order from civil court Chitral against the construction, which was later set aside by the sessions court of the district, allowing the deputy commissioner to complete the construction. Rehmatullah Wazir after passing many hurdles has been able to complete the structure of the house but the CAA manager in a bid to justify his powers is continuously making propaganda against him for face saving. When contacted, the deputy commissioner Chitral Rehamatullah Wazir told Chitral Today over the phone from Chitral that it was the CAA manager who gave him a go-ahead signal for the construction of the house without raising any objection. “This was the [CAA] manger who first prompted me to construct the house but when the house was near completion, he served a notice on me, demanding me to stop the construction completely forgetting his previous orders,” he lamented. He said being a law-abiding citizen, he had no other option but to approach the court. The court listened to both the parties and vacated the stay order, he added. “But despite that the airport manage took it personally and started a propaganda against me,” he added. As a last resort to resolve the nerve-wrecking issue amicably, the DC also offered the airport manager to purchase the land along with the constructed building if it was dangerous for the airport. But the CAA official is hell-bent on creating one hurdle after another, he claimed. The DC said there are so many other houses in the vicinity of the airport but the CAA manger had no problem with those buildings. “This is like taking law into one’s own hand for which I’ve no option but to file a contempt of court petition against him,” he added.  The CAA manger could not be contacted for comments despite several attempts. This correspondent also left a message to his subordinates for taking his version of the story but there was no response from his side till filing of this report at 11pm on Saturday.]]>