ISLAMABAD: Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)* maintained that secure int’l air travel was essential to facilitate trade.
TSA (US Government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security) officials, who traveled to Pakistan visited Islamabad’s new airport, viewed aviation security infrastructure and met their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts here.
During the visit to the Islamabad airport, representatives from the Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Ministry of Aviation highlighted the airport’s security features.
Commenting on his interactions in Pakistan, TSA Regional Director Jason Schwabel highlighted the importance air travel in facilitating the trade maintained: “We look forward to deepening our relationship with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority as we explore additional areas of cooperation.”
PS: This visit was not a formal inspection, audit, or assessment of any specific airport and there are no imminent plans for direct flights between Pakistan and the United States. The trip was organized as part of the U.S. Mission’s ongoing efforts to strengthen economic ties between the United States and Pakistan and enhance regional connectivity.