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PM to inaugurate Islamabad’s new airport in April

By Usman Manzoor
February 27, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate the New Islamabad International Airport in April this year, the biggest project ever undertaken in the history of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. This has been decided in a high level meeting held in the PM office on 20th February, 2018. The CAA has been told by the PM office that the PM will inaugurate the much-awaited new airport between 15th to 20th April, 2018 and a specific date will be conveyed to the aviation division in this regard.

Documents state that the Chairman CAA/Secretary Aviation has approved ‘a dedicated and focused approach to achieve smooth operationalisation and inauguration activity as per the mechanism outlined.’

A three tier team has been formulated comprising Steering Committee for Operationalisation of IIAP and Task Forces for Completion of the Project and Operationalization & Inauguration. The document reads, “The Management Committee shall be headed by Secretary Aviation/Chairman CAA Board. DGCAA, AD DG and both DDGs shall be the members of the committee. The Management Committee shall directly oversee and monitor the progress on all issues leading to a successful operationalisation and inauguration of IIAP. The Management Committee shall intervene if a delay is observed and quick collective decision making is required. The Steering Committee shall report to the Management Committee and shall be headed by DDG APS. Other members include Director Commercial 8, Estate, Director HR, Director ND, Director APS, Director CNS Engineering, Director Operations, and Director Engineering Services.”