Britain has sponsored the delivery of Pakistan’s first International Civil Aviation Organisation accredited Aviation Security National Inspector’s Course delivered by ICAO certified instructors.
There are 24 direct flights per week between Pakistan and UK operated by PIA from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore to London-Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham. There are over 1.5 million UK citizens living in the UK of Pakistani heritage. Moreover, 570,000 passengers travelled between the two countries by use of the direct flights in 2016, up 13% from 2015.
The National Inspector’s Course provides candidates with a globally recognised aviation security qualification. The participants spent time at the airport conducting practical exercises as part of the course, giving students the theoretical and practical knowledge required to prepare for, conduct, and present findings related to an aviation security inspection as a part of a robust National Quality Control system.