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

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said the establishment of Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) will enhance exports and trade activities besides boosting the tourism sector of the country.

He made these remarks in a meeting with the management of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

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

He said during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has provided a 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.

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

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