Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), inaugurated the new Thar Airport or the new Mai Bakhtawar Airport.
Tharparkar, the biggest district of Sindh, is amongst the 29 districts located in Sindh, Pakistan.
The airport is spread over an area of 1000 acres and has taken four years to be completed, costing around Rs. 1 billion.
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All You Need to Know About Mai Bakhtawar Airport
Initially, the airport was to be named as Thar Airport and the insignia had also been installed atop the departure and arrival lounges.
However, it was later renamed after a peasant leader Mai Bakhtawar Lashari. She passed away on June 22, 1947, near the Jhudo town of Mirpurkhas district, fighting a feudal lord.
According to an official, the runway of the airport is 3 km long. The airport is said to consist of the newest and up-to-date machinery and equipment.
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Mr. Bhutto-Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shad and other senior officials of the party and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) were also present at the inauguration.
The spokespersons for the CM House and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) stated that the PPP chairman would be visiting various sites of the Thar Coal project’s block-II after the ceremony along with the mining field and model village.
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