New Islamabad Airport Gets Parliamentary Proposal for its Official Name!

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges has unanimously recommended while passing a resolution that the name of new Islamabad Airport should be Quaid-e-Azam International Airport.

The parliamentary panel met under the Chairmanship of Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, MNA. During the meeting it was proposed that the name of the New Islamabad Airport should be as Quaid-e-Azam International Airport.

Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said while moving the resolution that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is Father of the Nation and he united the nation. “I suggest that the name of new Islamabad international airport should be given as Quaid-e-Azam International Airport for his memory,” he said.

He said for this purpose, he moved the resolution. All the members supported the proposal of Bashir Virk.

Afterward, the committee passed the resolution unanimously that the name of new Islamabad airport should be Quaid-e-Azam International Airport.

The New International Islamabad Airport will be completed at a 170 percent escalated cost of Rs. 100 billion against the initial PC-I estimate of Rs. 37 billion.

However, air traffic would increase manifold and the new airport is projected to serve over 15 million passengers every year in the first phase.

The officials revealed to this correspondent that many requests have been received from international airlines especially from Gulf airlines to increase their air traffic, but they could not be accommodated in the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) due to lack of facilities including landing/taking off space, runway, parking area for aeroplanes as well as passenger lounge.

BBIA currently has a 4.7 million annual turnover of passengers, but once the new Islamabad airport becomes operational, it will increase the turnover to 15 million per annum in the first phase.

The new Islamabad airport will share the burden of Bacha Khan International Airport (Peshawar) which is overcrowded due to congested space and limited facilities. The traffic will be diverted to the new airport since the two cities are linked via Motorway. It is estimated that the new airport will cater to rising passengers’ requirements for the next 35 years easily.

The official further said that the new airport will revamp the image of Pakistan in international market and this will help in capacity building while inviting new airlines on board which will also increase revenue.

Currently, the BBIA has 20 check-in counters and parking place for 400 vehicles. The new airport has 90 check-in counters and parking facility for 2,000 vehicles.

Another official of CAA revealed that 96 percent of the work related to building of new airport is complete and it will be operational on August 14, as committed by the Prime Minister to the nation.


  • Muhammad Hannan Ayub

    Wouldnt it be just awsome it were named After Abdul Sattar Edhi

  • Ali Hussain Bhatti

    so Jinnah international should change after Abdul Sattar Edhi name

    • Abid Ali

      No.

  • Wali Khan

    Karachi’s new airport should be named “Abdul Sattar Edhi International Airport”

  • Sami

    Kindly let it be Only Islamabad International Airport. Kindly stop personality worshipping. Kindly name new infrastructures on the city names. Strenghten the communities and cities not the personalities. Our hindu mindset will never change. Now Idols are replaced by humans and that is the only difference.

    • Ahmed

      Please name it as Muhammad (pbuh) international airport. This is our identity. Our capital should denote that.

    • Wolverine

      Chal ayy!!

  • Pakpehlay

    Imagine if it was named Rana Sanaullah Internation Airport
    hahahahahaha

  • Farhan Kariim

    People suggesting new names should shut up. It’s already decided and no one has asked you to suggest a name.

  • Talha

    bohat zaberdast decision werna wahan koi political leader marta ye log uska naam rahktay ab change kerna na mumkin hai :D:D:D

  • Muhammad Sohail Iftikhar

    Karachi airport has already been named after the Quaid. Islamabad airport should be named as “Pakistan International Airport”.

  • Ahmed Habib

    Stupidity on high!

    • AbdulB1

      he must be nooonia

  • This makes zero sense. Quaid-e-Azam had nothing to do with Islamabad. It didn’t even exist as a concept in his lifetime. And we already have Jinnah International in Karachi.

    It should’ve been named to honor someone like Edhi or maybe another one of our founding fathers like Liaquat Ali Khan as previously suggested.

    • Hodor

      Not that i like its name BUT by your logic all those names you mentioned has also nothing to do with Islamabad or the airport!!!

    • Wolverine

      Ajeeb logic mari hai tum ne yar. Jis ne Pakistan banaya us ka Pakistan k capital se link hi khatam kr dia tum ne. Edhi or Liaquat Ali Khan kia Islamabad ki sarkein bnatay thay?

  • Zee

    I agree with Sami – it should be only Islamabad International Airport. If they are going to decide on a name after a prominent Pakistani personality, we already have Jinnah/Quaid e Azam International at Karachi – name it after Liaquat Ali Khan or Fatima Jinnah.

  • Zubair

    Maryam Calibri Hawai Adda :)

  • Owaiis

    Agar Abdul Sattar Edhi Airport kr dete to bhi acha hota jata.

  • Zubair

    why not try something different like

    1. Pyara Islamabad Airport

    2. Jeevay Pakistan Airport

    3. Naya Pakistan Airport

    4. Dil Dil Pakistan Airport

    other options could be :)

    5. Go Nawaz Go Airport 6. Tabdeeli Airport 7. Qatri Shezada Airport 8. CT17 Airport 9. BaapKaun Airport 10. AltafHussain Airport

  • 1) Bhai International Air Port
    2) Pakistan Biggest International Air Port
    3) Pakistan China International Air Port
    4) Chippa International Air Port
    5) Na Maloom Afraad International Air Port
    6) Bilawal International Air Port
    7) Zardari International Air Port
    8) Fatima International Air Port
    9) Shareef International Air Port
    10) Panama International Air Port
    11) JIT International Air Port
    12) Pro Pakistani International Air Port
    13) Go International Air Port
    14) Green International Air Port
    15) Maryam International Air Port

  • SQN LDR ZULQADAR

    Seems we have run short of National heroes in Pakistan…!
    We could have named it after one of our freedom fighters… Like TIPU SULTAN…OR GHAZI ILLUMDIN SHAHEED…OR AZIZ BHATTI…
    UNFORTUNATELY THIS WAS NOT TO BE.
    SON LDR ZULQADAR
    former HEADMASTER AITCHISON COLLEGE

  • Eli Ehsan

    Don’t we’ve already have a certain “Jinnah International” in Karachi? WOW! what original thought by Choi sahab & co there…..

  • Tariq Haq

    The people suggesting the name Quaid e Azam International Airport are ignorant of the fact all names must be registered wirh IATA/ICAO. Two airports cannot have same name. Change Karachi airport’s name first. If so, let Karachi be named Abdul Sattar Edhi Airport.

  • Virk Abbas

    People suggesting other names as better than “Quaid-e-Azam International Airport” should wake up and stop being over up-to-date. This was just a news and no one asked for your suggestions. And those who think it’s kind of worshipping? should get a life and shouldn’t be oversmart. Naming places to personalities isn’t worshipping at all.

  • Ahmed Iqbal

    Nawaz Sharif International Airport

  • AbdulB1

    What a country where all traitors like Benazir Bhutto and Bacha khan have airports in their name.

  • Farhan Ahmer

    It should be called “Gandhara Airport”. Enough with naming airports on personalities.