ISLAMABAD: Inter­nat­i­o­nal Civil Aviation Orga­ni­s­ation (ICAO) President Sal­vatore Sciacchitano has ap­­preciated Pakistan’s efforts to transform the country’s aviation sector into an effective, qualitative and modern industry, meeting global air-safety standards.

He expressed these views during a meeting with Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) Director General Khaqan Murtaza on the sidelines of the ICAO’s 41st Assembly in Montreal, Canada, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday.

The council general of Pakistan in Canada and deputy director general of the PCAA also attended the meeting. During the meeting, the PCAA DG highlighted the important legislation and progress made by the Pakistan government to bring improvement in the aviation sector.

Mr Murtaza also met the ICAO secretary general and discussed matters of mutual interests.

The delegation, led by the PCAA director general, is representing Pakistan at the ICAO Assembly. The Sept 27-Oct 7 moot is being atte­n­ded by 193 member states in Montreal, the second-most populous city of Canada.

The Pakistani team also held meetings with delegations of different countries, including the UK, China, Malaysia and Qatar.

Published in Dawn, October 6th, 2022

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