Saidu Sharif Airport would be upgraded to facilitate masses and attract foreign and national tourists.
Lahore (Pakistan Point News – 26th May, 2019) In another step to promote tourism in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has started development works for Swat, Chitral and Parachinar airports.
According to details, Saidu Sharif Airport would be upgraded to facilitate masses and attract foreign and national tourists.
Sources said the Swat airport will be made operational at a cost of Rs80 million while the development work will be completed within two months.
Saidu Sharif Swat Airport is known as a gateway of tourism which was built in 1978. Later, in 2004, owing to the volatile security situation, the airport was closed.
The Saidu Sharif airport would now be reopened for the public and tourists that would help promote tourism.
Under the new aviation policy, the airlines would be given perks regarding landing and parking charges at Swat and Parachinar airports.
Meanwhile, the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) government has decided to lift a time-specific ban on vehicles' movement on silk road, allowing passenger buses to travel any time on the route from GB to Rawalpindi or vice-versa.
There was ban on overnight travelling by passenger buses from Skardu to Rawalpindi on silk road and they were intercepted at Janglot as night falls and had to wait till 5am to start off.