In an attempt to enhance the security of the airports in Pakistan and to ensure disciplinary ethics, the Airports Security Force (ASF) has been issued new orders, which bars the employees during duty from using mobile phones.

“All ASF officials should forbid using social media apps during duty hours at all airports of the country,” according to a directive issued by ASF.

Moreover, the security staff has also been banned from the authority to upload any kind of pictures on social media in uniform.

The notification issued said, “Strict punishment be given to staff using mobile phone during duty hours and uploading pictures in uniform on social media”.

The notification added, “Such punishment be circulated to all airports for onward dissemination to staff during briefing/debriefing”.

The individuals managing the security staff on the airports has also been asked to ensure compliance with the new rules.

In another development, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to upgrade the Skardu airport in Gilgit-Baltistan to handle international flights.

As per reports, the aviation authority has called for the airport to be completed for international flight operations by June-July this year. Located at an altitude of over 7,000 feet, the Skardu airport is listed among the world’s highest altitude airports.

The Skardu airport’s main runway is 12,000 feet long, while the second runway is 8,500 feet long.

The efforts to complete the airport work on time, because the international flights will help promote tourism in the country.

From : pk.mashable.com

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