ISLAMABAD: Third leg and final leg of the GACA Inspection has started in Islamabad. A seven-member GACA team led by inspector Mohammed Alajmi conducting assessment of IIAP Islamabad.
The team is inspecting the application of security measures by security service providers including ASF, Airlines, GHA, Catering and Cargo Handlers. The team was received by Directorate of Security CAA (Regulatory) and Airport Management IIAP and was briefed about the airport including its geography, layout, passenger and flight satistitics and security procedures.
CAA appreciated Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Road to Makkah initiative and its benefits to the pilgrims from Pakistan as immigration is done at Islamabad International Airport.
Pakistani side expressed its desire for the extention of this facility to Karachi and Lahore Airport.
The GACA team agreed to recommend the said extension request to KSA Government. Satisfactory completion of the inspection will lead to an increased number of flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The team will also inspect Peshawar Airport in this third leg of the visit. Parallel to the inspection, Lead GACA Inspector Mohammed Alajmi and Director Security CAA Air Cdre (Retd) Shahid Qadir met with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador appreciated CAA for arranging visit to all the airports in an extremely warmly manner depicting the close brotherly ties between the two countries.
He also expressed that this visit and PCAA’s warm response will take the aviation ties between the two countries to a new and stronger level. He was also very appreciative of Ministry of Aviation for its effort to make the visit a success.