PESHAWAR: The international airport for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s capital Peshawar has been named after legendary Pashtun leader Bacha Khan.
The announcement was made on Friday by Awami National Party’s Asfandyar Wali Khan at a short ceremony held at the airport. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had earlier approved that the airport will be renamed.
According to a press statement, the ceremony was held at the lounge of the airport and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti, Senator Afrasyab Khattak and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain were present.
Earlier, at a public gathering in Peshawar on Thursday, the ANP chief had announced that the airport will be renamed.
The airport was made an international airport in 1965, and is served by middle-east’s best airlines including Emirates, Ettihad, Qatar Airways and GulfAir.