Adviser to the Prime Minister of Trade, Textile, Industry, Production, and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said that the business community of Sialkot has served the country and the nation by building a beautiful and functional international airport in the private sector.

The government will use all its resources to make the project more successful. A state-of-the-art scanning machine worth Rs. 300 million will be provided from the Export Development Fund to Sialkot International Airport for immediate inspection of export goods sent abroad. He made the announcement while inaugurating the newly constructed SIAL Cargo Shed at Sialkot Airport.

Chairman Mian Naeem Javed, Vice Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Shaheen, former Chairmen Mian Muhammad Riaz, Engr Khawar Anwar Khawaja, Airport Manager Nisar Ahmed, Cargo Terminal Manager Syed Ali Azhar Amir, Manager Airport Handling Services Tariq Mahmood, Manager Relations. Public Abdul Shakoor Mirza, Assistant Manager, Customer Services Adnan Hameed Khalil and other airport officials were present. Chief Guest Mr. Abdul Razzk Dawood said that it is a unique example of the business community of Sialkot that it facilitates the government by resolving its own problems. Mr. Dawood said that he would take a personal interest in resolving all the issues facing Sialkot Airport for the betterment of any department working here and the Sialkot administration would be assisted in any way possible.

He further said that in order to improve the condition of all the roads connecting the airport, he would personally talk to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmed Bazdar and try to improve the road network. On the occasion, Chairman SIAL Mian Naeem said that the government has always cooperated in making Sialkot Airport a successful project. President General Pervez Musharraf has made a historic step by approving it. He will always be remembered by the business community of Sialkot and the people of the entire region. Mian Naeem Javed also extended special thanks to Abdul Razak Dawood for playing an important role in the approval of Sialkot Airport. On the occasion, Chairman SIAL also thanked Federal Secretary, Aviation Division Hassan Nasir Jami for getting Sialkot Airport out of its predicament after the Covid19.

He especially thanked him for allowing all airlines to start their flights as before Covid-19 and promise to grant permission for more airlines interested to start flight operation at Sialkot Airport. He assured the Federal Adviser that they would continue their efforts to provide the best facilities to passengers as well as the business community throughout the region. The Federal Adviser also visited the Airport Terminal Building and praised its quality. He was also presented with a SIAL shield.