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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...

  • New Islamabad airport to open by Aug 14 next year

    ISLAMABAD: The new Islamabad international airport will be operational by Aug 14 next year as 82 per cent of the work on the project has been completed...

    “I will inaugurate the new airport on Aug 14, 2017,” said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while chairing a meeting on aviation affairs...

  • ‘New Islamabad airport to be operational within a year’

    ISLAMABAD: After years of criticisms about delays and the increased cost of the project, the New Islamabad International Airport will be completely operational within a year, according to the Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi...

    During a briefing to members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday, Mr Elahi said that all access roads to the new airport will be completed during the current...

  • New Islamabad airport to be functional by end of April: PM's adviser

    RAWALPINDI: The new Islamabad airport will be functional by the end of April, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Abbasi told airport officials during a visit on Monday...

    Officials from the Aviation Division, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Airport Security Force and Pakistan International Airlines were also present...

  • PPP to ask Senate to name new Islamabad airport after Benazir Bhutto

    ISLAMABAD: Naming Islamabad International Airport (IIA) after former prime minister Benazir Bhutto is part of the Senate’s agenda for its meeting on Monday...

    The resolution will be moved by PPP Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, who is former Senate chairman and who has been demanding the new airport be named after Benazir Bhutto like the old one...

  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • 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)...

    Audit officials later informed the committee that a contract worth Rs660m for a dam near the new Islamabad airport was given to an unqualified contractor who submitted faked...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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