Minister Civil Aviation, Khwaja Saad Rafique: photo taken from social media

Staff Reporter:

Civil Aviation Minister, Khwaja Saad Rafique visited the Quetta Airport on Friday. The Civil Aviation Minister reviewed passenger facilities at the Quetta Airport and directed the Airport authorities to bring more improvements.

The authorities of Civil Aviation and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) briefed the minister. National Airline PIA is operating airline services from Quetta to the 3 main cities of the country i.e Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. A private airline is also running weekly 3 airline services from Islamabad.

” The other private airlines of the country should also start their airline services with Quetta Airport”, Minister Civil Aviation Stated.

Khwaja Saad Rafique told that It is our national duty to connect the far-flung areas of the country with each other through aerial connection.

The minister also visited the Hirak area of Bolan where an ancient British-built bridge collapsed due to the flash floods. The railway track was damaged in 104 locations, and even in some areas, the railway track was completely flooded. In this situation, it was not possible for the railway authorities to functionalize their train services.

However, the Minister assured that the railway track with Iran at Taftan will be restored by the 30th of September, and railway services will be functional as soon as possible.


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