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UK Transport Department Praises Security Measures at Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD: The security assessment team from the UK Department for Transport (UK-DfT) has completed its evaluation of Islamabad International Airport.

Air Commodore (R) Shahid Qadir, Director of Aviation Security (Avsec) at the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), hosted the assessment team. The UK-DfT team expressed satisfaction with the aviation security measures implemented at the airport.

The visit aimed to evaluate the overall security measures at the airport, particularly for direct flights to the UK. The inspectors thoroughly reviewed the aviation security procedures and processes implemented by various entities at the airport. This included the screening of passengers, staff, baggage, and vehicles, as well as the protection measures for aircraft and baggage.

“Additional security measures for direct flights to the UK and other measures at the airport were also examined. All entities responsible for implementing aviation security measures at the airport were scrutinized and generally adhered to the standards set by the UK-DfT,” the statement read.

The team commended the airport for its stringent security measures ensuring safe flight operations. However, they also provided a few recommendations to the PCAA during the debriefing. The final report will be submitted to the PCAA within three weeks.

At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Gaffar, First Secretary of Aviation (UK-DfT) at the British High Commission, expressed appreciation for the warm reception extended to the team by the Airport Manager and the Directorate of Avsec, PCAA. He affirmed that such engagements between the two countries will further enhance aviation ties.

The UK-DfT security assessment team is scheduled to depart for the UK tomorrow.

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