KARACHI, Mar 18 (APP):The Federal Minister for Aviation and
Privatization, Muhammad Mian Soomro here on Monday said National
Aviation Policy 2019 is to regulate and facilitate sections
associated with country’s aviation sector.
“This is basically to revive our aviation sector,” he told
journalists, following plantation of a sapling on the premises of
Jinnah Terminal under Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority’s
“One Employee – One Plant” campaign.
To a query, Soomro said draft of the policy will soon be
presented before the cabinet for required approval mentioning that the policy itself is in accordance to the directives of the Prime Minister Imran Khan and jointly prepared by Aviation Division, PCAA and other relevant stakeholders.
Appreciative of PCCA plantation initiative around Quaid e Azam International Airport), he said this again was in consonance with PM’s Green and Clean movement and being taken under Corporate Social Responsibility programme at airports scattered across the country.
“This is definitely part of the billion trees Tsunami,” said
Minister of Aviation.
Soomro said the new policy once implemented, would have number of direct and indirect benefits and incentives for airlines operators,pilots and cabin crew along with the passengers travelling by air within Pakistan.
According to him several unprecedented initiatives including
rationalization of all passengers related PCAA charges and
aeronautical charges on domestic operations are essential components of the proposed policy.
He said details of the drafted policy has already been shared
with media and has provided adequate opportunity to interested
sections to decipher the same and share their opinion.
Senior officials of PCCA and that of national carrier were also present on the occasion.