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Full Scale Emergency Exercise 2021

 A Full Scale Emergency Exercise 2021 was held at Sialkot International Airport today to deal with an emergency situation such as a plane crash. An emergency landing was made at Sialkot International Airport after the engine of a fake XYZ 621 plane coming from Dubai caught fire during the flight.

The fire brigade personnels of the airport led by Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Tariq Mahmood showed utmost promptness and responsibility. In a few moments, the fire on the plane was extinguished and 31 passengers were safely evacuated.

During the exercise, 3 slightly injured and 3 seriously injured passengers were rushed to government hospitals in Sambrial and Sialkot. Three passengers also lost their lives in the accident. The plane crashed with 40 passengers and crew on board.

The co-operation, which is held every two years under the Airport Emergency Plan, has been described by observers as highly effective, with airport staff and emergency departments. The cooperation of Airport Security Force, FIA, Rescue 1122, and Edhi Ambulance Services and other departments during the test exercise was also excellent.

Addressing the introductory ceremony held before the exercise, Airport Manager SIAL Nisar Ahmad expressed his determination that SIAL would not only provide complete security to all its passengers and airlines but also to protect and assist them in case of any emergency. Aerodrome Safety Manager Sidra Minhas also gave a briefing on the exercise. Business Development Manager Amir Yaqub conducted  the function.

Chairman SIAL Mian Naeem Javed, Vice Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Shaheen, Founder Chairman Mian Muhammad Riaz, Chief Executive Officer Amjad Ali Toor, Chief Security Officer ASF Tariq Mahmood Butt, Deputy Director Operations ASF Shah Jahan, Assistant Director FIA Saim Ilyas, District Emergency Officer Engineer Naveed, Faiz Ahmed Mughal Circle Incharge Edhi Foundation, Syed Qamar Al Hassan Shah District Incharge Sialkot, Company Secretary SIAL Muhammad Jahangir Khan, Chief Financial Officer Bashir Ahmed Ameer Sajjad Baig, Director, Cargo Terminal Manager Syed Ali Amir Azhar, Manager Internal Audit Syed Naeem Abbas Shah, Medical Manager Dr Khurram Shehzad, Mechanical Manager Kamran Abbas, Electronics Manager Rizwan Saleem, Public Relations Manager Abdul Shakoor Mirza, SVO Col (R) Ghiasuddin Awan, Station Manager Gulf Air Malik Khalid, Assistant Manager Customer Services Adnan Hameed Khalil besides representatives of other lines and various departments witnessed the exercise and highly appreciated the performance of the staff. Held year after year.