In winters, hundreds of flights are usually affected due to extreme weather conditions around the world over. Thanks to the PML-N Government, the people now have to face no such hassle as there will be no more flight delays and diversions due to foggy conditions in Lahore. The up-gradation of the air navigation infrastructure at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore is a welcome step. The inauguration of state of the art Instrument Landing System (ILS) CAT III-B by Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is another milestone achieved by the government as it will improve visibility during foggy conditions. The ILS CAT-III is a ground-based instrument approach system that provides assistance to help the aircraft with regard to risk-free landing during poor visibility due to fog, smog, rain and other meteorological phenomena. According to Civil Aviation Authority, the system will facilitate aircraft landing in 50 meter visibility.
It is a source of pride for the nation as the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore has become the first airport in the country and second in South Asia to have such facility. Moreover, it is heard that after Lahore, the ILS CAT III-B will also be installed at the new Islamabad International Airport. All this has become possible due to the visionary leadership of PML-N government whose strenuous efforts from dawn to dusk let this dream come true.
SYED ALI QASIM,
Lahore, December 1.