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British team observed security measures at Islamabad airport in place

A mock exercise was conducted at the Islamabad International Airport.

Islamabad, 5 Aug, 2023 (GNP): The British Department for Transport (DFT) security team visited the Islamabad International Airport on Friday and noted that security measures were in place.

According to a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the British security team was commanded by Peter Robinson, who is the foreman of Aviation Security Support at the Aviation Security International Operations.

Moreover, the spokesperson said that the main motive of the visit was to encourage cooperation in the domains of infrastructure strengthening and capacity-development of the CAA Aviation Security Team.

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Peter Robinson highly appreciated the international standard of security for passengers at the Islamabad International Airport and further commended the extraordinary security measures in place at the airport as per the requirements of the British Department of Transport during the team’s visit to Pakistan.

The representative of CAA also stated that the visit of the British team was completed with a comment and demonstration by the director security of CAA over aviation security issues. The administrative body from both sides recapitulated the continuance of international assistance and efforts to build strong connections and aviation security systems.

Meanwhile, a mock exercise was conducted at the Islamabad International Airport on Friday to test the supplies needed in case of an aircraft accident.

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The CAA spokesman said that it was the second phase of the Task Resource Analysis (TRA) at the airport.

“Incident response steps and resources required for operations were evaluated by conducting mock comprehensive exercises at the airport,” he added.

The mock exercise covered small-scale live fire exercises, live firefighting, rescue operations, ladder exercises, and backup supply procedures.