PM Abbasi refused three names proposed for new Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting three names proposed by Nawaz Sharif-constituted ministerial committee for Islamabad’s new airport, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has left the issue open for debate that may only add to the confusion rather than find a solution.

Sources in the government and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) told Dawn that during one of the recent meetings of the federal cabinet, the prime minister after listening to the arguments of his colleagues rejected all the three names that had been proposed by a four-member committee under Ports and Shipping Minister Hasil Bizenjo “without giving any specific justification”.

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The sources said the cabinet members in the presence of the officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had a thorough debate on the issue of the name of the new airport which is set to become operational from May 3.

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