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August 31, 2013
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An airport for Islamabad

August 31, 2013

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During a recent briefing on the Kashgar-Gwadar Economic Corridor, the prime minister remarked that the location of the new Islamabad airport being constructed at Fatehjang Road is unsuitable and that the new airport should be constructed near Rawat. The Fatehjang road site for the new Islamabad airport was chosen after a detailed feasibility study conducted in 1984 by the American company Bechtel and construction of the new airport was scheduled to start after completion of the new Jinnah Terminal in Karachi.
Land for the new airport was acquired in 1985-86 but the actual construction was delayed till 2007-8 as Lahore airport was given priority over Islamabad. Almost Rs50 billion has already been spent on the new Islamabad airport and the work is about 80 percent complete. Talking about shifting the location of the airport to Rawat at this stage is indeed very strange. The government must clarify this stance.
Engr Hafeez Ullah Awan
Islamabad

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