ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday accorded approval for a new airline to operate flights from Sialkot airport. The chairman of the private airline, Fazal Jillani, Federal Minister for Privatisation and Aviation Mohammed Mian Soomro and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Muhammad Usman Dar met the premier. During the meeting, the premier accorded approval for the airline to operate from Sialkot airport through cooperation with local traders and businessmen and said, “The decision of traders to start flight services is a welcome step.” “Sialkot is becoming an important hub of investment and the government will provide additional facilities,” he added. PM Imran further said, “The government is taking comprehensive measures for the business community. The start of the airline will increase business activities and employment in the region.” “Traders should present more recommendations and the government will consider them,” he continued. Speaking on the occasion, the private airline chairman said, “The airline will be operational from next year. We are thankful to PM Imran for providing government assistance.” The federal minister for aviation also welcomed the launch of the new airline.