Pakistan Prevents Head Of Airline From Leaving Country After Plane Crash
Farooq Bhoja, the head of Bhoja Air, was put on the “exit control list,” according to Interior Minister Rehman Malik. The minister also said that Bhoja was ordered into “protective custody” simultaneously with the launching of a criminal investigation. The airline “seems to be at fault as it had acquired a very old aircraft,” Malik said. He continued:
“If the airline management doesn't have enough money it doesn't mean you go and buy a 30-year-old or more aircraft as if it were a rickshaw and start an airline.”
However, some experts have noted that the weather may have been a factor in the crash – the crash took place during a severe thunderstorm, during which sudden changes in wind could have affected the flight.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ordered a judicial commission to probe the accident, stating, “It is not fair to reach any conclusion without a proper investigation.”