An official of CAA at BKIA, who was privy to the developments, stated that the Rs2 billion expansion work, which started almost a year after the June 2014 incident, was almost complete and that they expected to inaugurate the upgraded facility later this month.
The federal ombudsman, in August 2015, had inaugurated a facilitation desk at BKIA for the convenience of overseas Pakistanis.
On the other hand, the Rs2 billion expansion work on BKIA
to expand the domestic and international lounges along with enhancing the capacity of the car park to accommodate over 700 vehicles is expected to be completed by the end of April.
In 2012, Militants belonging to banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had launched a brazen assault on BKIA
, killing four people, wounding dozens more and forcing the city to go in lockdown.
Terrorists had attacked interior wall of the BKIA in January this year while act of violence had also been occurred near Risalpur airbase.
Media reports said that directives regarding detailed security survey of adjacent areas of the BKIA are being issued due to poor law and order situation, while preparation of residents' lists is in process.
Talking to reporters at BKIA Peshawar, he said Pakistan CAA was working to make the air space more secure and safe, adding CAA was installing the state of art communication system that would help in speeding up the communication process and would facilitate Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in transmitting and receiving the data in real time.
The DG told that operations of flights at Bacha Khan Airport Peshawar is completely safe and requested them to quash the baseless rumours regarding the safety of flights at the BKIA Peshawar.
Citing security reasons, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had decided on Sept 30 that Haj flights from Peshawar's BKIA
would be operated in the daytime only.