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  • Senate body asks CAA to redesign third runway of new Islamabad airport

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to revisit the design of third runway at the new Islamabad airport so that at the interests of the local settlements could be safeguarded...

    The chairman of the Senate committee, Senator Talha Mahmood said the residents of Meelu village, located adjacent to the airport, feared that they would be uprooted if the...

  • NAB team set to ‘receive’ Nawaz Sharif at Islamabad airport today

    LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: Disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be “received” by a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) when he lands at Islamabad airport on Thursday morning...

    A NAB official says the action is aimed at implementing the Islamabad accountability court’s orders, which issued bailable arrest warrants for the former premier after he failed to appear before it on Oct 26 in references related to graft and...

  • PAC questions CAA over grounded PIA planes, irregularities in Islamabad airport

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday grilled Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials on irregularities in the construction of the new Islamabad International Airport and five grounded aircraft belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    She also asked why parking contracts for the airports were being outsourced and whether current employees would lose their jobs because of the decision...

  • NAB directed to probe financial irregularities in construction of Islamabad airport baggage terminal

    The Senate's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe allegations of financial misconduct surrounding the construction of the baggage terminal at Islamabad's new Airport...

    The meeting, led by PAC Chairman Khursheed Shah, was briefed that misappropriations had been made in the construction of the baggage terminal at the new Islamabad airport...

  • With 'blast-proof' wall and new lounge, Islamabad Airport gets much-awaited upgrade

    ISLAMABAD: Nine months and Rs450 million later, Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport has got its much-awaited facelift which includes what officials say is a "blast-proof wall", revamped business lounge and a new taxiway link...

    According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials, a number of missing facilities have been added to the airport during the refurbishment process...

  • Heroin seized from Jeddah-bound passenger at Islamabad airport

    The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Thursday night seized at least a kilogramme of heroin from a passenger at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, said officials...

    Officials said that the passenger, Zabat ur Rehman, was due to travel on Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) Jeddah-bound flight 741 when the drugs that were hidden in his clothes were discovered, officials said...

  • Flights resume at Islamabad airport as internet services restored

    Flight operations at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport were restored on Sunday following a temporary suspension earlier due to fault in a submarine internet cable, which has since been repaired, DawnNews reported...

    The disruption prevented airport officials confirming flight schedules and ticket bookings, as a result of which at least eight flights domestic and international flights were cancelled earlier today,...

  • Invaluable artefacts seized at Islamabad airport

    RAWALPINDI / KARACHI: The Air Freight Unit (AFU) of Pakistan Customs at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Friday foiled an attempt to smuggle centuries-old and gold-plated statues of Buddha to Japan...

    Deputy Collector of Customs Shahid Jan told Dawn his department’s officials at the dry port would be asked to explain why they sent the consignment containing the contraband items to Islamabad for export...

  • ASF recovers heroin from Bahrain-bound passenger at Islamabad airport

    The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs to Bahrain, seizing a kilogramme of heroin from a passenger travelling from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad...

    According to the ASF, the drugs were recovered from the passenger's luggage during a security check-in for Gulf Air 771 at the Islamabad airport...

  • DG FIA takes notice of 'assault' on female passengers at Islamabad airport

    Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) Amlish Khan on Wednesday took notice of the alleged assault of two female passengers by an FIA official at Benazir Bhutto International Airport...

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has also instructed the interior ministry secretary and aviation secretary to submit a report on the incident within three days...

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