KARACHI - Despite their commitment with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), two private airlines, Air Blue and Shaheen Airline, are not operating on the remote routes in Pakistan, despite getting license for operation in Pakistan in this regard, The Nation learnt from the sources. The private airlines operating in Pakistan have been licentiate only to the fact and assurance that they will operate in the commercial as well as the remote routes of the country. But the clear violation occurred when these airlines are not operating on any socio-economic routes and are only grabbing potentially commercial routes, as Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. While flights for other airports in the country are not been available in these airlines, said the source. He added that another violation occurred when these airlines were allowed to operate on international routes. It should be kept in view that these airlines can only do so by having consent from the airline already operating on the international route. It was in the aviation policy that only one Pakistani airline is permitted to operate on int'l route but on the contrary the govt and CAA allowed more than one airline to operate. In third aviation policy, the private airlines, namely Air Blue and Shaheen Airline, can perform international operation subjected, if they continue operating on domestic as well as socio economic routes. But these airlines continue to operate internationally although domestic operation requirements not met. The silence on behalf of CAA is very disappointing, the government and the ministry of defence should take notice of it, he said. The private airlines were instructed in the currently implemented aviation policy that flights of private airlines must be minimum of two, one to include Peshawar, Quetta, Multan or Faisalabad. And at least 2 flights on any one socio-economic/ tertiary route. But it was not met by the airlines, than the CAA asked the airlines to pay royalty to PIA at Rs 0.5 million per month. According to the source, the amount of royalty is far less than the operational charges of PIA but still PIA agreed to it, since the implementation of this rule, no royalty has been paid by any private airline. The Lahore High Court had took notice of flights delay on 13th July 2009 and had directed the PIA management and CAA to ensure the availability of smooth flight operations even at the remote areas of the country. This decision came in the context when PIA MD Capt Aijaz Haroon, submitted in the court that other airlines who are operating inside Pakistan and at international level had taken their license on the condition that they will also operate in remote areas of Pakistan. But they are not operating their services as per conditions given in their license. He submits that DG CAA must ensure that they should also operate in remote areas of Pakistan because they had got the license on this condition. In this context the Director General CAA was directed by the court to look into the matter and submit its report in the court. Meanwhile, the CAA DG should see the operations of these airlines, in case they are not observing the conditions mentioned in their license, and then the CAA should move the licensing authority.