New Islamabad Airport Progress

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  1. Creder

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    New Islamabad Airport land acquired

    Thursday, March 11, 2010

    By Abdul Sattar Khan

    LAHORE: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Wednesday it has already acquired physical control of the entire land purchased for the New Islamabad International Airport project and completed the fencing around it.

    “Not even a single inch of the land is under the possession of private parties,” CAA spokesman Pervez George told The News. Asked as to why the land remained under the illegal occupation of the private parties since 1985 despite the CAA having paid the price for 3,250 kanals of land, the CAA spokesman repeated his earlier stance, saying: “We can assure you that the entire land has already been taken over by the CAA.”

    Much before acquiring additional land of 345 kanals in Chak Fattu for the construction of the New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA) through a real estate agent at inflated prices, President Musharraf could not fulfil his desire to inaugurate the project in January 2004 as the already acquired land of 3,250 kanals was still not in the physical possession of the CAA despite the fact that it had already paid the entire land price.

    This revelation has been made by the chairman of the purchase committee of the CAA Brig (R) Pervez Nawaz Bashir in his statement recorded before the Board of Inquiry (BoI), constituted by the Ministry of Defence to probe the purchase of 345 kanals additional land in August 2006 by the CAA through a real estate agent at inflated prices.

    Therefore, Brig Pervez Nawaz says in his statement, the groundbreaking ceremony of the NIIA, which was scheduled for January 2004 on the desire of Musharraf, had to be postponed. The case has already been taken up before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Similar views were also expressed by the former Secretary Defence Lt Gen (R) Tariq Waseem Ghazi in his written reply before the BoI.

    Although Musharraf’s earnest desire to perform the groundbreaking ceremony of the NIIA did materialise two years later in August 2006, it led to a controversy when 345 kanals additional land was purchased through a middleman for the same project. In a subsequent probe conducted by the BoI had concluded that it was actually Musharraf’s desire to perform the groundbreaking ceremony at the earliest that eventually led to a speedy buying of the additional land at a rate which later became controversial.
     
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  2. Gin ka Pakistan

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    Islamabad New Airport and Motor way to Peshawar, ideal location to make a house in Housing colones near by.
     
  3. ejaz007

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    I heard the land being sold there had legal problems and people were facing problems getting land transfered to their name.

    What is the price of the cheapest area there?
     
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    PAF has a housing project near by plus PECSH too , sorry no idea of price.
     
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    Boring without pictures :D




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  6. Creder

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    We have a Y shaped design, which i think frankly is uber cool
     
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    ^^Done boss .
     
  8. Creder

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    haha sir ji ghalat wali nikal di :D..sab se last wali nikalni thi

    lol on a side note, is airport ke saray paisay humaray AWACs kha gaye
     
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    Building looks awsome, when the project will be completed?
     
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    The New Islamabad International Airport

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    The New Islamabad International Airport is a 3,600 acre international airport that is being built to serve the capital city of Islamabad, nearby city of Rawalpindi other areas around the capital of Pakistan. The New Islamabad International Airport will be named after the assassinated ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (decided in June 2008 by current Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani).

    The project was announced in January 2005 after a ten-year delay due to political changes in the country and construction began in April 2007, when funding became available.

    The new airport will eventually replace the overloaded Islamabad International Airport at Chaklala providing better access for the northern areas, north-west frontier province, federally administered tribal areas, Azzad Jammu, Potohar and Kashmir.

    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) is the controlling body for the $400m (PKR37bn) project which is likely to see the airport opening for operations in 2011–2012.

    Islamabad-Airport-40156The new 3,200-acre (13km²) airport site is situated on a plot of land acquired by the PCAA in the 1980s at Pind Ranjah near Fateh Jang (an additional 400 acres have been acquired to build the two runways). The airport will be 20km from the centre of Islamabad, and 23km from Rawalpindi being well served by an excellent highway infrastructure.

    In the recent past Islamabad airport has improved in cleaning quality standards and a bit of attention. The toilets although at times are crowded but an attendant is there to clean it up. Announcements have improved from the past. Electronic check in has been introduced which avoids standing in queues and saves time. The cooling needs to be improved and space should be added to the existing lounges and car parking. Although the security was performing their job but that needs more effort to avoid bottle neck at the check in points. The floor of International Departure lounge at places was under rehabilitation which gives a smooth clean look. However, furniture needs refurbishment.
     
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    Thank god, finally a airport worthy of a great city like Islambad. Ever noticed how the present airport looks a lot like Quetta Airport :P
     
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  12. salahuldin786

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    havent they finished building this airport? i heard they were gonna make a new airport a few years back. any updates?
     
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    They only just acquired the land, how can they finish construction? :D
     
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  14. AliFarooq

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    actually they have aready built some of the landing and take off strips, land is leveled.
     
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    Cheers ali, now that is new to me... thanks for the heads up!