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British Home Secretary visited new Islamabad International airport

Lahore : British Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Tuesday visited new Islamabad International airport and was briefed about the under completion project.

The member of British Parliament was accompanied by Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan and Secretary Aviation Irfan Elahi, a press release here stated.

During the visit, the British dignitary was briefed about the project which after completion would be the first greenfield airport with state of the art facilities including passenger and cargo terminals, 15 passenger boarding bridges, over 90 check in counters, 2500 general car parking capacity, 2 runways, 9 taxiways and 5 aprons. This would be equipped with latest landing support system and would be the first airport in the country to handle the biggest passenger aircraft A-380.

After completion of the airport, Pakistan would be at par with the international standards on safety and security as per International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

She appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority to ensure security at the airport by inducting latest technology.

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