Islamabad airport ceiling continues to leak despite 'notices'

By: News Desk      Published: 10:46 PM, 26 Aug, 2020
Islamabad airport ceiling continues to leak despite 'notices'
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan visits the airport to see the damage done by the rain.–File photo

Ceiling of the newly-built Islamabad International Airport started leaking once again soon after rain started in the federal capital on Wednesday. 

The issue has not been fixed despite the fact that Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and director general of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) took notice of the problem a few days ago. 

On Wednesday, rainwater inundated international arrival and departure areas as well as the briefing area. At some places, the airport administration placed plastic containers under the leaking ceiling to collect rainwater. Passengers faced problems due to the leaking ceiling. However, thermal scanners installed at the airport to scan passengers for coronavirus were taken well care of. 

Also, the road leading to Islamabad International Airport developed craters at many points after Wednesday’s rain. As a result, temporary barriers were set up at the airport to warn people of the craters. These barriers affected the flow of traffic. 

On August 10, false ceiling of one of the corridors of Islamabad International Airport had fallen down during rain. The aviation minister had taken notice of the incident and visited the airport. He told the airport administration to fix the problem, but the situation, which has emerged after Wednesday’s rain, shows that aviation minister’s directives fell on deaf ears.