PM briefed on Walton flying club

Published February 26, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been briefed that it has become imperative to shift the flying club operating at Walton airport for training flights. — Photo courtesy Imran Khan FB page
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been briefed that it has become imperative to shift the flying club operating at Walton airport for training flights. — Photo courtesy Imran Khan FB page

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been briefed that it has become imperative to shift the flying club operating at Walton airport for training flights as it is now within the thickly populated location of Lahore.

The Walton airport has become unsafe as already a couple of training planes crashed in Lahore streets. However, the accidents did not claim any life.

The PM was chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review progress on the establishment of Central Business District in Lahore and the Ravi riverfront project. The meeting was attended by representatives of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority, CAA, RUDA, LDA and chief secretary office.

The PM also expressed his concern that a couple of accidents had already taken place wherein the training planes fell in the Lahore streets.

It may, however, be mentioned that the flying club at the airport had already moved the Lahore High Court, challenging its takeover by the government and alleged hindrance in its lawful business.

The meeting was told that after getting the land worth billions vacated from the flying club, a robust economic activity could be launched on it.

The PM was also briefed about the progress in the establishment of Ravi riverfront project with particular focus on environment.

The officials concerned told the prime minister that a 20km road would be constructed from the Motorway for access to the proposed riverfront project.

The PM said the proposed project would not only fulfill accommodation needs in Lahore but also offer massive economic activities. He stressed the officials concerned should keep him updated about the progress in the establishment of the project.

Published in Dawn, February 26th, 2021

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