The long forgotten Muzaffarabad Airport is to be reopened for commercial flights. The national air carrier Pakistan International Airlines is working with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government to restore the airport.
There was a meeting that took place between AJK Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana and CEO of Pakistan International Airlines Air Marshal Arshad Malik regarding this initiative.
It was decided in the meeting that once the renovation process is done, Muzaffarabad Airport will be opened soon for commercial flights. The aim is to air-link Azad Jammu & Kashmir region with the rest of the world and attract tourism.
Within a week, a feasibility report will be ready for the restoration of flights between Islamabad to Muzaffarabad.
During a meeting on tourism last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that AJK has huge potential for tourism which must be explored.
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PM Khan chaired a meeting on the development projects, tourism and other important matters of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in which he asked the concerned government authorities to develop a strategy to promote tourism in the region.