The new Islamabad Airport should be named after the former prime minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. There was a unanimous agreement between the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) regarding this.
Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif chaired the PAC meeting and had a discussion on the new name of the Islamabad Airport that was inaugurated back in May.
PAC members agreed unanimously the airport should be named after the PPP highly influential assassinated leader, Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistan Peoples Party’s Senator Sherry Rehman tweeted “At PAC when records of ‘Islamabad Airport’ showed the original name of ‘New Benazir Bhutto International Airport’ all members across the political board endorsed our advice to revert to the right name of the airport. Govt please take note. SMBenazir Bhutto is Pakistan’s pride.”
Back on 1st May, 2018 the airport was inaugurated after many delays. It is located 30km away from the central Islamabad and its construction began back in April 2007.
The design of the airport is modular that allows it to handle around 9 million passengers and 50,000 metric tons of cargo.
It spreads over 19 square kilometers equipped with 15 jetties. It has different facilities including accommodating the world’s largest airplane, two double-deck A380. The terminal of the airport is passenger friendly having three taxiways and a cargo apron. It can accommodate both large and small aircraft.