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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF PAKISTAN

Q15. HIGHLIGHT THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPORTANCE OF AIR TRANSPORT, EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANT ARE PORTS OF PAKISTAN.
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WHAT IS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPORTANCE OF AIR TRANSPORT FOR A DEVELOPING COUNTRY LIKE PAKISTAN AND GIVE THE ACCOUNT OF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF PAKISTAN.

ANSWER:
The significance of air transport for Pakistan can be stated as under:

1. CURTAIL IN TRAVEL TIME:
Millions of Pakistanis are serving in different countries of the world and particularly in Europe and Arab countries that are given very limited yearly holidays. They need fastest mean of traveling to meet their relation in Pakistan and this mean can’t be other than air transport.

2. INCREASE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY:
Air transport increases productivity in agricultural sector. Fruits are vegetables are collected and sent to those foreign countries by Air transport which are not easily accessible and have not been linked by roads. Since the production is sold therefore, efforts are made by the farmers to produce more and more.

3. EARNING OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE:
Fruits and vegetable are sent to South Asian, East and Western Asian countries by air. Pakistan earns precious foreign exchange by this export.

4. ACCESSIBILITY TO THE MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS:
Traveling to mountainous regions by roads is extremely limited. For instance, only air transport can be relied upon traveling to inaccessible places like Chitral and Skerdu.

5. TRANSFER OF PERISHABLE AND HIGH VALUE GOODS:
Since air transport is fastest amongst roads and rails therefore, it is most dependable and suitable means for carrying perishable and high value goods.

INTERNATIONAL AIR PORTS OF PAKISTAN:
There are 6 international air ports in Pakistan and they are Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Gawadar.

A few flights are operated from Quetta and Gawadar Air ports, From Gawadar Airport, the flighis are operated for Masket and Bahraln whito from Quetta air port they are operated for city of Iran Teheran and Zahidan. Apart from, special flights are operated during Haj and Umra season.

From Peshawar air port in Northern area, the flights are operated for the cities of Central Asian countries including Almay, Tashkerid, Ashkabad and Doshambe as well as Haj flights. From International air port of Islamabad, the flights are operated for Afghanistan, Central Asia and Europe.

Lahore International air port is the second biggest air port of Pakistan. For this air port, apart from local, the flights are operated for India, Far East, China, Europe and Middle East.

Pakistan provides aviation facilities from Jinnah Terminal in Karachi to various International flights. As Singapore occupies central position in waterways in the sarn manner, Jinnah Terminal of Karachi occupies the central position for the world in civil aviation.

Glancing at Jinnah Terminal of Karachi, it is reveled that it is the junction of civil aviation for world. All the (lights operated from East and West cross from this air port. Jinnah Terminal remains free from all types of weather impediments for whole of the year are Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Gawadar.

A few flights are operated from Quetta and Gawadar Air ports, From Gawadar Airport; the flights are operated for Masket and Bahrain while from Quetta air port they are operated for city of Iran Teheran and Zahidan. Apart from, special flights are operated during Haj and Umra season.

From Peshawar air port in Northern area, the flights are operated for the cities of Central Asian countries including Almay, Tashkerid, Ashkabad and Doshambe as well as Haj flights. From International air port of Islamabad, the flights are operated for Afghanistan, Central Asia and Europe.

Lahore International air port is the second biggest air port of Pakistan. For this air port, apart from local, the flights are operated for India, Far East, China, Europe and Middle East.

Pakistan provides aviation facilities from Jinnah Terminal in Karachi to various International flights. As Singapore occupies central position in waterways in the same manner, Jinnah Terminal of Karachi occupies the central position for the world in civil aviation.

Glancing at Flight board of Jinnah Terminal of Karachi, it is reveled that it is the junction of civil aviation for world. All the flights operated from East and West cross from this air port. Jinnah Terminal remains free from all types of weather impediments for whole of the year.

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