Plastic wrapping rates shall be as low as possible: Federal Minister

Islamabad, July 12, 2019: Plastic wrapping rates shall be as low as possible for the convenience of international passengers. This was said by Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Federal Minister for Aviation during his visit of Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on Friday and witnessed its luggage-wrapping system.

He also asked the CAA management to follow a uniform policy for luggage-wrapping service at all airports with proper display of its rates at a prominent place at each airport. Minister also inquired of the details of Executive Committee the second-highest decision-making forum of CAA after CAA Board – including its year of constitution, role, functions and authority.

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Secretary Aviation /DG CAA Shahrukh Nusrat briefed the Minister on the HR matters of IIAP including its sanctioned and working strengths and job description of different cadres of its manpower.

Minister was also apprised in detail of Integrated Building Management System (IBMS), Car Parking at IIAP, Greeze Air, United Transport System (UTS), glass cleaning and janitorial matters.

He was also informed about the history, functioning, benefits and justification of Green Channel and the on-going measures to improve it for the convenience of the passengers.

Earlier he went to the Trauma Centre of the airport and examined the provision of basic facilities of emergency treatment, operation theatre etc and availability of beds & medicines for the patients. He also visited the privately-managed Shifa Pharmacy at the Trauma Centre and inquired of its contract details and also the justification of its establishment despite centres own pharmacy.

Airport Manager/COO Tahir Sikandar was also present during the briefing.

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