Islamabad, May 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says the development Pakistan has made during five-year of PML-N government is unprecedented in 70 years history of the country. He said this while inaugurating multi-billion-rupee new Islamabad International Airport near federal capital today (Tuesday). The Prime Minister attributed the success of the project to determination of PML-N government to serve the masses.
He said six per cent growth and other positive economic indicators speak of the success of the policies of PML-N Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. The Prime Minister said new airport, in the context of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, will help the country become a new hub of interconnectivity. The new airport will also act as a gateway to economic development by employing people and spurring business activity.
He said work is underway to give a best public transport system to this airport like elsewhere in the world, so that passengers face no hurdles or delay in their air travel. The Prime Minister said in today’s world aviation has become a necessity and more and more people prefer air travel. He said the government has not only started a number of development projects, but also completed the existing ones expeditiously.
The extension of Lahore Airport will start this month while the projects of Sialkot, Multan and Faisalabad airports have been completed. The Prime Minister said aviation is a dynamic field and if we do not adapt ourselves with the latest trends, we will lag behind. We have adopted open sky policy to give more choices to passengers. Prime Minister hoped that the Civil Aviation Authority will respond to challenges and adapt accordingly. He said new airlines will come to Pakistan while the existing ones will also expand their operations in order to give air passengers more facilities.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the PML-N government has a development oriented agenda and it completed a number of projects to facilitate the public. He said our government constructed more than 1700 kilometre motorways, while highway from Peshawar to Karachi has been completed and Gwadar Port became operational. The government has added more than 10,000 MW of electricity to the national grid while gas connections have been increased by 30 percent.
The Prime Minister said no country has progressed without democracy. He said the continuity of democracy leads to economic development, growth and creation of job opportunities. He appreciated the hard work and dedication of Advisor to Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, former Secretary Aviation Irfan Elahi, and former DG Civil Aviation Authority Air Marshal (retired) Asim Suleman and the staff of CAA. Later, the Prime Minister distributed appreciation certificates among the officials of aviation division and Civil Aviation Authority.
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