Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to complete the construction of new airport timely and in effective manner so that flight operation could start as soon as possible.
He issued the direction during a visit to the New Islamabad Airport. Mr Khan was briefed by CAA Director General Air Marshal Asim Suleiman on the operational readiness of the new airport keeping in view its scheduled opening on August 14, 2017. The PM’s adviser was accompanied by Secretary Aviation Irfan Elahi.
Mr Khan said the new airport would be the first airport of the country having state-of-the-art facilities.
He directed completion of the work within the stipulated time without delay. He also emphasized that all other airports of the country should be modernised and equipped with the latest technology and tools. He directed the CAA to generate more revenues by enhancing commercial activities in the airports.
He also asked the CAA chief to develop a recreational park in the vicinity of the new airport by utilising the available land.
Chairing a meeting with stakeholders such as airlines, ground handlers, Airport Security Force, FIA and the customs department, the adviser directed the CAA to extend full support and cooperation to them for their timely operation at the airport. Mr Khan also visited different sections and areas of the airport and expressed satisfaction over the progress of work.