Director General of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Khaqan Murtaza has said that ease of doing business and reduced cost of doing business have been ensured in the National Aviation Policy which was likely to open up a lot of business opportunities, promote tourism through improved regional connectivity and prove favorable for the economy.
“We are open to all types of suggestions and criticisms so that we could further improve the services being offered by Civil Aviation Authority”, he said, adding that CAA was working really hard to improve and further develop the infrastructure at airports including new helipads, up-gradation of passenger lounges at airports, flight kitchens and cold storage extensions etc.
The DG Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was speaking during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry which was also attended by Deputy Director General CAA Nadir Shafi Dar, Director Air Transport & Economic Regulation Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Commodore Irfan Sabir, President
President Karachi Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) M. Shariq Vohra, Senior Vice President M. SaqibGoodluck, Vice President Shamsul Islam Khan and KCCI Managing Committee Members.
He said, “While CAA ensures infrastructure for air connectivity to all tourist destinations, business community can come forward to help develop aircraft operations, helipads, hotels/ lodges, lounges, storage facilities and tourism related allied services.
The integration of aviation with business community will help in development of tourism in Pakistan, in addition to presenting the true soft image of Pakistan.”
Speaking on the occasion, President Karachi Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) M. Shariq Vohra extended full support and cooperation to CAA for making NAP successful as the business community of Karachi would like to see a flourishing aviation and aircraft industry which would ensure economic prosperity for the country.
He was of the opinion that the infrastructure development of airports and beautification have to be carried out in such a manner that these airports depict the diverse Pakistani culture to attract maximum number of tourists.
Special attention must also be given to improving the perception through a more friendly approach.
President Karachi Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) further suggested to establish a CAA facilitation desk at KCCI for the members of business and industrial community to create a strong liaison between the two institutions.