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Old October 22nd, 2017, 07:10 AM   #9021
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Why they build golf course for the generals and bureaucrats from the tax payers money?
Its a private owners venture as i guess .
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 07:26 AM   #9022
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Why they build golf course for the generals and bureaucrats from the tax payers money?
Building a golf course near the airport is also a security issue. You don't want a heavy population around the airport. A golf course also doesn't have so many trees for would be saboteurs to hide in. This is just my assumption.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 10:05 PM   #9023
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What about third runway?
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 11:07 AM   #9024
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What about third runway?
Apparently the third runway would be next to gold course like in picture below

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Old October 23rd, 2017, 07:39 PM   #9025
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Its a private owners venture as i guess .
Looks like it is with in airport territory. In Pakistan there are no privately owned golf courses. You can't make enough money from the golf course even to maintain it. All golf courses in Pakistan are build and maintained from public or military money. We are still living in colonial era
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 07:54 PM   #9026
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Probably the only common sense reason to have a golf course here might be to complement the hotels on airport premises.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 11:43 PM   #9027
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A golf course is truly ridiculous. If nothing else, a gold course needs alot of water. There is already a shortage and what happens when the small dams run dry or there is not enough rain?
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Old October 24th, 2017, 12:48 AM   #9028
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Old October 24th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #9029
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The golf course does seem a bit odd, but google search "airport golf course" and surprisingly they're very common (found them at Hong Kong, Calgary, Bangkok). I assume it's a great way to earn some quick profit.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 08:36 AM   #9030
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The golf course does seem a bit odd, but google search "airport golf course" and surprisingly they're very common (found them at Hong Kong, Calgary, Bangkok). I assume it's a great way to earn some quick profit.
How many people playing golf or even interested in golf brother?

Profit from Golf is a big zero
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #9031
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How many people playing golf or even interested in golf brother?

Profit from Golf is a big zero
When one puts in the word "international" then it really doesn't matter whether a sport is not popular in Pakistan.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:47 AM   #9032
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Golf is just gonna look awesome with the airport. Just gonna give it some class.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #9033
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Come on guys, you're creating such a issue!

The yellow blocks under the golf course is for hotel use. So they have to make those hotels little bit more appealing!!

Showing a golf course will reserves the area for future growth (runway) and will prevent anyone else building illegal structures on the land (as it happens on other airports in PK)

Also a well landscaped golf course will much nicer than ugly undeveloped grass land!!!
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Old October 25th, 2017, 12:12 AM   #9034
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Old October 25th, 2017, 11:25 AM   #9035
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ISLAMABAD: Visitors heading to the federal capital may be forced to use the Benazir International Airport in Rawalpindi for a while longer after senators heard on Tuesday that the New Islamabad International Airport may face additional delays.

In a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat at the Parliament House, with Senator Talha Mehmood in the chair, expressed their displeasure over the slew of irregularities and slow construction on the new airport.

CAA told to complete plans for third runway at New Islamabad airport
Senator Mehmood said that despite claims from senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) about work done on the airport, he said that per his information there was still a lot of work to be done on the airport, including on the baggage services.

Talking about the state of the airport’s runways, Mehmood said that while CAA officials had previously claimed that it was ready to see a plane land at any time. Furthermore, there was no sign of when the third runway for the airport would be ready.

He directed that housing societies on land where the third runway would be built should be clearly demarcated.

Senator Mehmood has summoned the Director General and Secretary of CAA over misinforming the committee on the project completion.

CAA representatives told the committee that they have not finalised a new date for inaugurating the airport, but it could be in December 2017 or in January 2018.

At this, Senator Mehmood said that previously officials had announced August 14 as the date for inaugurating the airport and that delays were being caused by the National Highway Authority (NHA).

The committee directed that illegal construction in the area should be stopped after serving due notices. Moreover, all those housing societies granted a no-objection certificate to construct in the area should be re-audited.

The Senate panel summoned the CAA secretary and director general to appear at the next meeting and explain why the committee had been misled. Directions were also issued to the deputy commissioners of Attock and Rawalpindi, along with the Fateh Jhang Tehsil Municipal Administrator (TMA) and Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) officials, to appear before the committee at its next meeting.

The parliamentary panel also decided to conduct another on-ground visit of the new airport to examine the issues.

Expensive buses

The committee also raised questions about the cost of the Metrobus extension which will link the airport to the capital.

New Islamabad airport to be named Xi Jinping airport

During a briefing on the matter, officials said that the extension, from Peshawar Morr to the airport is around 26 kilometres-long. The construction of the track had been divided into four parts and each part had been assigned to separate contractors.

The project, which will cost Rs15 billion to complete, will see commute time cut to just 40 minutes.

Mehmood asked why such a small project was costing so much. On this, officials said that compared to the Metrobus built in Lahore and Multan, this project was comparatively cheaper.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2017.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #9036
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ISLAMABAD: Visitors heading to the federal capital may be forced to use the Benazir International Airport in Rawalpindi for a while longer after senators heard on Tuesday that the New Islamabad International Airport may face additional delays.

In a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat at the Parliament House, with Senator Talha Mehmood in the chair, expressed their displeasure over the slew of irregularities and slow construction on the new airport.

CAA told to complete plans for third runway at New Islamabad airport
Senator Mehmood said that despite claims from senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) about work done on the airport, he said that per his information there was still a lot of work to be done on the airport, including on the baggage services.

Talking about the state of the airport’s runways, Mehmood said that while CAA officials had previously claimed that it was ready to see a plane land at any time. Furthermore, there was no sign of when the third runway for the airport would be ready.

He directed that housing societies on land where the third runway would be built should be clearly demarcated.

Senator Mehmood has summoned the Director General and Secretary of CAA over misinforming the committee on the project completion.

CAA representatives told the committee that they have not finalised a new date for inaugurating the airport, but it could be in December 2017 or in January 2018.

At this, Senator Mehmood said that previously officials had announced August 14 as the date for inaugurating the airport and that delays were being caused by the National Highway Authority (NHA).

The committee directed that illegal construction in the area should be stopped after serving due notices. Moreover, all those housing societies granted a no-objection certificate to construct in the area should be re-audited.

The Senate panel summoned the CAA secretary and director general to appear at the next meeting and explain why the committee had been misled. Directions were also issued to the deputy commissioners of Attock and Rawalpindi, along with the Fateh Jhang Tehsil Municipal Administrator (TMA) and Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) officials, to appear before the committee at its next meeting.

The parliamentary panel also decided to conduct another on-ground visit of the new airport to examine the issues.

Expensive buses

The committee also raised questions about the cost of the Metrobus extension which will link the airport to the capital.

New Islamabad airport to be named Xi Jinping airport

During a briefing on the matter, officials said that the extension, from Peshawar Morr to the airport is around 26 kilometres-long. The construction of the track had been divided into four parts and each part had been assigned to separate contractors.

The project, which will cost Rs15 billion to complete, will see commute time cut to just 40 minutes.

Mehmood asked why such a small project was costing so much. On this, officials said that compared to the Metrobus built in Lahore and Multan, this project was comparatively cheaper.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2017.
Is this an editorial mistake?
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Old October 25th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #9037
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Not mistake just stupidity to give link in middle of the current report to a previous report which is regarding new airport but totally irrelevant
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Old October 25th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #9038
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Wowww slower than a slug on valium. Doubt this place will open in our lifetime.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #9039
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Old October 26th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #9040
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Mini update

Today the security scanners and equipment would be energised and testing will begin.

3 tenders been floated for Transit hotel, 5 Star Hotel & Office block to be submitted by mid November.
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