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Tariq Butt / Staff Reporter
The government has decided to upgrade seven major airports of Pakistan to the international level.
While addressing a conference of airports managers, Aviation Secretary and Director General of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) directed that problems of the passengers should be solved forthwith on all the airports.
He also directed the airport managers to make arrangements amicably for the Haj flights which will commence from July 5, 2019 and maximum facilities should be provided to the pilgrims to avoid any hardships in performing Hajj.
Nusrat issued directions to the airport officials to arrest unauthorised persons and take emergency steps to remove them from the airports of the CAA.
He said the aviation sector would be designed in accordance with the new policy as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The aviation secretary said that the top priority of the CAA was to provide maximum facilities to the passengers at every airport of Pakistan.
He asked the airport managers to particularly take care of the overseas Pakistanis during their arrivals at the Pakistani airports.
Nusrat said that the prime minister has given special instructions to address the complaints and grievances of the Pakistani expatriates, who transmit foreign exchange to the homeland.
The tranches were fully subscribed by a syndicate of leading UAE banks, the government statement said.
"Ads must be constructive rather than destructive," Usman said, adding that Western culture was corrupting Pakistan, pointing to the recent arrival of nudity in films and women marching in favour of abortion in Pakistan earlier this year.
Pakistan's frequent flyers cast scorn on the edict, suggesting it had been introduced to enrich an unnamed company tasked with doing the wrapping.
The decision was made in order to facilitate intensified sterilization procedures in the area, due to the high density of its population.
Worldwide, more than 788,000 people have been infected and 166,000 have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. Italy's death toll rose to nearly 11,600 — the highest in the world by far — but its rates of new infections were slowing.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 3,111 new infections have been confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 44,606. He said 3,703 of those hospitalised are in a critical condition and 14,656 have recovered.
The announcement brings the country's tally of confirmed virus cases up to 289, according to ministry's spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad. In addition, 216 virus patients are still receiving necessary treatment, while 13 others are in intensive care units.