UK to install modern security machines at Pakistan airports
KARACHI: British Department for Transport (DFT) has decided to provide modern machines to Pakistan airports for security purposes, ARY News reported on Saturday citing sources.
According to sources, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to install modern security machines, provided by DFT, at Lahore and Karachi airports.
The machines, equipped with modern technology, are capable of inspecting the bags and luggage of passengers.
The British Department for Transport (DFT) will provide these machines to CAA free of cost.
In February last year, the British Department for Transport (DfT) and the administration of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had agreed to generate a new security system at the country s airports.
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The decision had been taken in the meeting between the three-member delegation of the British transport department and representatives of PIA, Airports Security Force (ASF) and Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).
He said the initiative was a continuation of the joint efforts of Pakistan and the British High Commission to improve aviation safety, as earlier a similar training session was held at the Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIAP) Lahore.