PM Nawaz seeks new Islamabad airport to be accomplished in a year
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif has directed the authorities to accomplish the project of new Islamabad airport within a year's time – ARY News reports.
According to details, the Prime Minister while taking notice of the delay in project, has also directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate the causes of hindrance in the construction.
PM Nawaz visited the new Islamabad airport along with Defence Minister, Khawaja Asif, Information Minister, Pervez Rasheed and his special advisor, Shujaat Azeem. PM Nawaz witnessed different parts of the airport including the runway, domestic/international arrival and departure.
He was briefed that the project was proposed in 1984, however its ground-breaking took place in 2007, 98 percent of civil and refueling work of the airport has been accomplished.
Nawaz Sharif expressed his annoyance at the delay and additional expenses on the project.
He advised the Punjab Government to construct small dams for supplying water to the new airport and said that any further delay in the accomplishment of the project will not be tolerated at all.