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New aviation policy in the offing, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Privatization and Aviation Muhammad Mian Soomro on Tuesday said a new aviation policy was being designed keeping in view the recommendations of national and regional stakeholders.

Addressing the inaugural session a three day regional conference on safety standards in Aviation kicked off in Islamabad, Soomro said the new policy will ensure safety standards in aviation, facilitation of public and will also focus on logistics. According to Radio Pakistan, he said the policy was particularly in line with Prime Minister’s vision for promotion of tourism and facilitation of tourists in Pakistan.

It is 27th meeting of Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing   Airworthiness Program- South Asia (COSCAP-SA).

Soomro said the conference is testimony of the confidence reposed by regional stakeholders who have come to Pakistan to attend the conference.

He said this was the first such conference on aviation hosted by Pakistan.

The minister expressed the  hope that the conference will not only help increase capacity building of aviation division but will also provide useful measures for further enhancing the safety standards of  aviation.

He said concrete steps are being taken for a safe air travel in Pakistan in the wake of some airplane accidents that occurred during last few years and any further measures proposed in this conference will also be implemented.

Muhammad Mian Soomro said steps are also being taken for improving and reviving the Pakistan International Airlines.

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