Twitteratti Starts Campaign To Name New Islamabad Airport After Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) unanimously agreed to name the new Islamabad airport after the slain national leader and Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Benazir Bhutto. During the PAC meeting, headed by Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, the names were discussed for the new international airport built during May last year. All members of the PAC agreed to name it after assassinated leader to honour her, like the old airport in the neighbouring cities.

“At PAC, when records of Islamabad Airport showed the original name of New Benazir Bhutto International Airport, all members across the political board endorsed our advice to revert to the right name of the airport. The government, please take note. Benazir Bhutto is Pakistan’s pride” – wrote PPP leader Sherry Rehman on Twitter. 

The new airport is located is 30 kilometres away from central Islamabad. Its construction work started in April 2007. The airport has the capacity to handle nine million passengers and 50,000 metric tonnes of cargo.

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”Abdul Sattar Edhi, a humble human being set on the journey of social service in 1955 when he opened the first free of cost dispensary for underprivileged people. In 1957, he bought the first ambulance. #EdhiInternationalAirport ”– wrote a user.
Here is what the people have to say regarding it and how the Twitter community is expressing their preference:

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