Construction of new airports to help boost exports, tourism: President
Construction of new airports to help boost exports, tourism: President

ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the establishment of Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) would enhance exports and trade activities, besides boosting tourism sector of the country.

He made these remarks in a meeting with the management of SIAL here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Secretary Aviation Shoukat Ali, Chairman SIAL Mian Naeem Javed and Director General Civil Aviation Authority.

While lauding the role of SCCI in establishing the country’s first private aviation facility, the President said that the airport would facilitate exporters and entrepreneurs and would also help accelerate economic activities in the country.

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He stated that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government had provided financial stimulus package to mitigate the adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the country’s economy.

The President also appreciated the contribution made by Sialkot’s business community in promoting education and providing health facilities at the grassroots level.