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Pakistan improved its air navigation infrastructure: Minister of Aviation

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The federal minister of aviation and privatization, Muhammad Mian Soomro, said that Pakistan had improved its navigation and aerial surveillance, and that now the country has a reliable and robust air transport system.

He addressed the 27th Meeting on Operational Safety for Cooperative Development and Management of Continuous Airworthiness – South Asia (Coscap-SA).

Pakistan improved its air navigation infrastructure: Minister of Aviation

Pakistan improved its air navigation infrastructure: Minister of Aviation
Pakistan improved its air navigation infrastructure: Minister of Aviation

At the event, the minister said Pakistan was supporting and implementing global policies and guidelines for safe, efficient and viable civil aviation. The minister said the construction of the Gwadar International Airport is underway and not only will it do so. Pakistan’s air transport system is growing, but it will also help with economic growth.

He informed the service providers that the new Islamabad airport is the last Greenfield airport in the country. The minister also emphasized the expansion and improvement of other international airports that have recently received.

The Secretary of Aviation Division and the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (CAA), Sqn Ldr (retd) Shahrukh Nusrat, also attended the meeting.

He said Pakistan believes in sustained progress in civil aviation that is reflected in the country’s new aviation policy.

“Our efforts for sustained growth in civil aviation are evident from the reform of our national aviation policy and the concomitant reactivation of the government’s role in regulations,” he said:

DG CAA also emphasized that aviation authorities should not act as a regulator but also as facilitators for the progression and sustainability of the aviation sector around the globe.

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