Investigation report of PIA crash not be put into cold storage: Ajmal Wazir

Special Correspondent

PESHAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister K.P on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that 81824 passengers have arrived at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar on 478 regular flights which were regularly screened. The advisor stated that a total of 4675 passengers arrived on 23 special flights between April 15 to May 28. On special flights, 727 people tested positive for Corona virus out of which 246 people were from other provinces while 481 people were Khyber Pakhtunkhwa residents. Immigrants from Dubai, Malaysia and other countries continue to arrive. This he said this while briefing media at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar on Friday. The advisor visited the Airport on the special instructions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and reviewed the arrangements regarding Corona. On the occasion, Chief Operating Officer and Airport Manager Obaid-ur-Rehman Abbasi received the Information Advisor and briefed him about the Corona arrangements. Ajmal Wazir expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made at the airport and appreciated the efforts of the administration. On this occasion, Ajmal Wazir said that 15 doctors, 8 nurses and 24 paramedical staff of the health department were deployed at airport performing their duties round the clock. He said that all government guidelines were being implemented at the airport. He informed that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had requested the Prime Minister Imran Khan to repatriate overseas Pakistanis from the province upon which the flight operation was started. While talking about the recent plane crash in Karachi, he said that the entire nation was saddened by the accident and a transparent investigation was underway adding that the report will be made public as soon as the investigation was completed. While talking about the lockdown , Ajmal Wazir said not only people have to be protected from Corona virus but also economic activities have to carry on adding that government relaxed the lockdown in view of the problems being faced by the working class where at the same time appealed the general public to ensure implementation of the rules and regulations laid down by the government. Appreciating the services of doctors, medical staff and other front line workers, Information Advisor said that despite the lack of resources, the services rendered by doctors and medical staff are appreciated adding that the Prime Minister Imran Khan was moving against Corona in consultation with all the provinces. He said that the entire machinery of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the leadership of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was operational