PM inaugurates Air Sial as Pakistan’s third private airline

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday launched AirSial, the third private airline of Pakistan, which will be operated by the Sialkot’s business community.

Federal ministers Hammad Azahar, Ghulam Sarwar, Commerce Advisor Razzak Dawood, SAPM Usman Dar, Punjab Chief MinisterUsman Buzdar, and Special Assistant to CM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also accompanied the prime minister.

The prime minister launch the airline which would initially operate domestically. With a current fleet of three Airbus A320-200 that arrived from Europe earlier this month, the airline would operate flights to and from Sialkot, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

Known for producing sports goods particularly the world’s finest footballs, Sialkot took another lead by launching the airline, after it had established the first privately owned airport in 2007 funded by the city’s business community.

During the visit, the prime minister would interact with the business community besides launching various development projects worth Rs 17 billion under Punjab Intermediate Cities Investment Program.

He would break ground for the city’s sewage system and water supply scheme which would cost Rs 9.5 billion, inaugurate recreational parks for the general public costing Rs300 million and provision of the latest machinery for solid waste machinery against Rs600 million.

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