SIALKOT: – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the newly established building of international terminal at Sialkot international airport during a special ceremony held here today.
Sialkot exporters have established this new international terminal building on self help basis by spending Rs.1.12 billion for providing the world class aviation facilities to the people belonging to this region.
Sialkot based Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif , Chairman Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) Khawar Anwar Khawaja and CEO of SIAL Maj-Gen Mir Haider Ali Khan received the Prime Minister upon PM’s landing at Sialkot international airport flanked by Federal Interior Minister Ch. Ahsan Iqbal and Aviation Advisor to PM Sardar Mehtab Ahmed here today.
While addressing the management and directors of the Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) here, the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi highly hailed the Sialkot exporters’ spirit of self help saying that the Sialkot exporters have set a unique example of self help by establishing the mega project of establishing the Sialkot international airport on self help basis, advising others to replicate it.
PM termed the Sialkot airport project as the most successful project of the Pakistan and even in the world. He assured Sialkot exporters about his full cooperation for resolving the problems of the Sialkot international airport.
He said that the Sialkot airport was the first ever green field airport which has met with great success. He said that Sialkot airport project was mile stone towards the national economical stability. He wished that such kind of project international airport might also be established at Fasialabad by the local business community as well.
PM termed the Sialkot international airport project as a role model for everyone in Pakistan and even in the world. He said that the government would encourage the private sector at every level for setting up the private airports in the country.
“Everyone must follow the Sialkot and Sialkot exporters for ensuring the socio-economic and human development in Pakistan on self help basis as the Sialkot has become a role model of self help for ever in this regard:, narrated the PM.
PM added that the PML-N government has successfully completed the project of Nandipur Power Plant which was now successfully producing 425 megawatts electricity.
He said that the present government has also established and completed the different power producing project which would produce as many as 10000 megawatts power in the country. These projects were the vision of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had pledged the nation to remove the darkness of ignorance and power and energy crisis from the country.
“After the completion of the different projects of power generation now the government has focused on reducing the cost of production of the electricity for providing the cheap electricity to the people in the country, which would cater the electricity needs of the nation for the next fifteen years as well”, revealed the PM.