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CJP takes notice of minister’s brawl with PIA officials at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of Gilgit-Baltistan Tourism Minister Fida Khan’s brawl with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials at the New Islamabad Airport. He directed the minister and relevant official of the airport to appear at the apex court’s Lahore registry tomorrow (Saturday). A day earlier, Gilgit Baltistan ministers including Tourism Minister Fida Khan and Law Minister Advocate Aurangzeb set fire to their coats at the airport and entered into a…

‘Embarrassing’ – UK MP on her experience at new Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Social media is rife with reports of mismanagement at new Islamabad Airport. The grumbles on the cyberspace proved true when UK’s Labour Party politician shared her experience being at the airport and termed it ‘embarrassing’. MP Naz Shah spent three hours at the airport waiting to collect her luggage. Videos had been circulating on Facebook and Twitter showing passengers frantically waiting for their luggage while the conveyor belt appeared ‘not working’. The UK MP took to Twitter to express her displeasure…

PM Abbasi inaugurates New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated state-of-the-art new Islamabad International Airport today, after days of delays. According to Civil Aviation Authority, first incoming flight of Pakistan International Airlines will come from Karachi while first flight of the national airline will depart for Karachi at 12.30 p.m. New Islamabad International Airport spans over an area of 4238 acres of land, and it is the first green field airport of the country. The airport is equipped with latest…

New Islamabad airport to be inaugurated on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The newly-constructed Islamabad International Airport will formally be inaugurated on Tuesday. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is expected to inaugurate the new airport, according to a report of the state-owned Radio Pakistan. The first flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from Karachi will touch down at the airport at 11:00 am on the same day, while first flight of the national flag carrier will depart for Karachi at 12.30 pm, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).…

Inauguration of new Islamabad airport delayed again

ISLAMABAD: The inauguration of new Islamabad international airport has been delayed again due to incomplete construction work. According to civil aviation officials, the airport is now is set to open on May 3. The new date surfaced following officials' made an advance tour of the facility. The inauguration of the recently-constructed airport was earlier scheduled for April 20. But, it has been delayed as construction work on some of its sections is still ongoing and may take some time to complete. The building…

First test flight successfully lands at New Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The first mock flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) successfully touched down at the recently constructed New Islamabad International Airport on Saturday. The mock flight PK-9001 piloted by Captain Bajrani with first officers Hamad Khan and Muddasir Mushtaq took off from Benazir International Airport and successfully landed at the new Islamabad airport. PIA chief executive officer Musharraf Rasool Cyan was present in the flight to observe the mock exercise. The PIA management decided to…

First test flight at New Islamabad airport tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is all set to maneuver its first mock flight takeoff at the New Islamabad International Airport on Saturday (April 7). The PIA management has decided to conduct the mock exercise of landing a passenger plane and handling the passengers' check-in by its staff, crew members, customs, Airport Security Force, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and other relevant agencies. PIA employees accompanied with their respective family members are invited to witness the mock check-in…

PM orders Rs18 bln metro bus link from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday directed immediate construction of Islamabad Metro Bus link from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad Airport, costing Rs 18 billion. The bus service will be inaugurated by Prime Minister on August 14 this year along with the inauguration of New Islamabad Airport. Chairing a meeting attended by Secretary Communications Division and Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Shahid Ashraf Tarar at his official residence, Prime Minister Sharif pinned hope and confidence that the…