SIALKOT: Chairman Sialkot International Airport Limited Malik Muhammad Ashraf said that the grand project of Sialkot airport, set up by Sialkot exporters on self help basis, has been laying a pivotal role in opening the new vistas of socio-economic and human development in Pakistan’s first-ever “Golden Export Triangle” comprising Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala districts, besides, helping a lot in boosting the Sialkot exports.
He stated this while talking to the Mayor of Sialkot Municipal Corporation Ch. Tauheed Akhtar at his office here.
On this occasion, Mayor of Sialkot Ch. Tauheed Akhtar assured that all the problems of Sialkot airport related to Sialkot Municipal Corporation would resolved amicably on top priority..
Later, talking to the newsmen here today, Chairman SIAL Malik Muhammad Ashraf added now as many as 51 international passenger flight in a week a taking off to the foreign destinations from Sialkot international airport, saying that the number of these flights would soon be increased due to the growing number of the passengers here.
He said that the regular cargo flights to Europe and America are also on from Sialkot airport for facilitating the Sialkot exporters in handling their cargo consignments to the foreign destinations as well.
He said that the management of SIAL has formally invited the several international airlines to come to Pakistan and start their international passenger and cargo flights from Sialkot-Pakistan to several foreign destinations as well. He added that Sialkot airport could be a very successful foreign destination for any airline, saying the Sialkot exporters have written a unique golden history of self help by completing this mega project, advising others to replicate it. He said that the industrialists and exporters of Sialkot had set a unique precedent for others in the country to follow by successfully launching a mega project on self-help basis.
Chairman SIAL Malik Muhammad Ashraf revealed that the mega project of Sialkot International Airport, established by the trendy Sialkot exporters on self help basis, is now proving itself as a milestone towards the stability of the national economy. There is no doubt to say that Sialkot international airport project has now become a success story.
He narrated that the mega Sialkot airport project, is now opening the new vistas of economic development in the country and bring a boom in the industrial sector. He said that it would also help in doubling the annual export from Sialkot from existing exports US $ 2 billion, thus catering to the need of the Pakistan’s first ever Golden Export Triangle comprising Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala districts.
He told that the Sialkot international airport has also ensured the easy access of Sialkot exporters to the international business routs , foreign destinations and international trade markets besides, leaving very positive, health and pleasant impacts on regional economical growth and human development in Pakistan’s first ever “Gold Export Triangle” comprising Sialkot, Gujranwala and Gujrat districts here.
The early completion of Shehbazpur Bridge over River Chenab would also reduce the distance between Gujrat to Sialkot international airport only to ten minutes drive, besides, connecting this airport to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as well.
He revealed that the SIAL management was also planning to establish an international standard five star hotel near Sialkot international airport and in first phase, the SIAL management would soon establish a four-star international standard hotel at Sialkot airport for facilitating the foreigners there. This hotel would have 60 rooms, which would be later upgraded to five star hotel as well.
SIAL’s Chairman added that the project of Sialkot international airport is moving ahead successfully towards the goal success and excellence besides striving to open the new vistas of socio-economic and human development here.
He said that SIAL management would also establish an international standard Exhibition Hall/ Display Center at Sialkot International Airport for facilitating the Sialkot exporters, enabling them to hold the international exhibitions of their export products to lure the foreigners there.
Malik Muhammad Ashraf narrated that the dream of Sialkot business community has now become true in shape of Sialkot international airport…#