Business Community and exporters urge upon Government to ensure availability of wide bodied cargo aircrafts at Multan International airport to enable them to export fresh fruits and vegetables to Gulf state and European Union

Multan, May 22, 2015 (PPI-OT): Business Community of Multan and exporters of mangoes have urged upon the Government to ensure the availability of wide bodied cargo aircrafts at Multan International airport to enable them to export fresh fruits and vegetables to Gulf state and European Union.

President of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Mian Iqbal Hassan today called on District Manager of PIA Syed Baqar Naqvi to apprise him of their demands and requirements. Cargo Terminal Manager Shahid Moon also joined them. Mian Iqbal Hassan reiterated his demand of at least three cargo flights in a week from Multan.

MCCI President said that Civil Aviation authorities should negotiate with foreign air lines to introduce cargo-cum passengers flights from Multan to facilitate the exporters as well as travellers. He said that scanners machines be provided in cargo section, He said that since Multan was a hub of mango and it produces 80percent of total production of the country, similar facilities be provided at Multan airport as were given at Lahore and Karachi airports to exporters.

He said that PIA can increase its revenue by introducing cargo flights from Multan and it would bring prosperity in the area. District Manager Baqar Naqvi assured the delegation of MCCI headed by Mian Iqbal Hassan that he would submit their demands to the head quarter with recommendations. The delegation was comprised on Mirza Ali Ahmed Vice President, Ghulam Fareed Khan, Khawaja Muhammad Usman, Anwar Saleem Keen, Rabia Shehzad, Khawaja Farooq and Khurram Javed.

For more information, contact:
Multan Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)
Sharah-e-Evan-e-Tijarat-o-Sanat, Multan
Tel: +92-61-451 7087, 454 3530
Fax: +92-61-457 0463
Email: mccimultan@gmail.com, mcci@yahoo.com, mcci@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.mcci.org.pk