Taking Off at Hyderabad Airport Runway

Posted on July 29, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

Hyderabad used to have a decent civil airport with a 7054 ft long runway and regular flights to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The airport got closed in 1998 due to losses. There was an announcement recently to reopen the airport on July 26, 2008 but the event got postponed after the runway was declared not upto-mark for commercial service yet.

Police Fitness Test in Pakistan

In the meantime, Government of Sindh announced 10,000 posts in Police department and found a novel use for the Hyderabad Airport runway. In the photo above, candidates for police posts are seen running on the runway of Hyderabad Aiprort as part of their physical fitness test.

Photo is from July 22, 2008. Looking at the ‘jazba’ (motivation) of the runners in the photo below, a poetic verse comes to my mind:

rau meiN hai rakhsh-e-umr, kahaaN dekhiye thamay
nay haath baag par hai na paa hai rakaab meiN

Photo Credits: Farhan Khan at APP

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19 responses to “Taking Off at Hyderabad Airport Runway”

  1. Owais Mughal says:

    Hyderabad airport has been reopened for domestic flights from August 18, 2008

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @Hassan Raheem,

    Sorry I am not linked with Local Authorities !
    but you must know that in Sindh nothing is
    permitted unless it has direct or indirect relations
    to Zarbhutts, there is an special air strip next to the
    residence of Bhuttos, its enough for the sindhis, what else
    they want ??
    its in Dadoo & Nawabshah.
    PPP musawati Feudalism, kia baat hey !!

  3. HASSAN RAHEEM says:


    I want to draw every body attention towards like WHY THE AIRPORT OF HYDERABD SINDH PAKISTAN Doesn’t work if there is a runway , and government also provide civil aviation authority a big sum for improving Airport in the whole country. Although Punjab province has so many Airports in almost every city why there isn’t more then 1 airport in Sindh province. After all Hyderabad sindh is the second largest city of Sindh Province ……………I WANT THE CONCERN AUTHORITY TO TAKE SOME ACTION ON IT

  4. Owais Mughal says:

    Rafay Saheb, Hyderabad is second largest city of Sindh and 8th largest of Pakistan

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