Quetta International Airport likely to be inaugurated on May 30
QUETTA: Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Abbasi has said up-gradation and expansion of Quetta International Airport has almost been completed and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been requested for its inauguration on May 30.
“We have requested the Prime Minister to inaugurate the expansion and up gradation of state of the art Quetta International Airport on May 30,” he said while addressing the inauguration ceremony of expansion of Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar.
Sardar Mehtab said Peshawar being the capital of Khyber Pakthunkhwa had played momentous role in politics, culture, architecture and trade since long in this region and inauguration of BKIA today by the Prime Minister has strongly reflected how much this ancient city was important for the Govt as well as for people of Pakistan.
He said thousands of overseas Pakistani belonged to KP and Fata, will get modern air travelling services now and onward at their doorsteps.
The PM advisor said world class International Airports at Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Peshawar have been completed by the incumbent government in record time that would bring positive change in lifestyle of people besides bringing direct foreign investment.
He said aviation sector has achieved enormous boost during last five years of PMLN Government and no political party can match our development works.
Tourism, trade, business and agriculture sectors have achieved upward growth and PMLN would get landside victory in the upcoming election on the basis of performance and record development works, he added.
He said the government would complete Lahore International Airport expansion and up- gradation with cost of $500million.
Abbasi underscored the need for lowering of taxes on air transport to encourage low income people towards use of air services.