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. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ Bhagaey jatein hein sab, aik hi janib,
    baras reha ho atta, goya aasman sey

    Hyderabad, the second largest city of Pakistan ?

    Rafay Kashmiri

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ Bhagaey jatein hein sab, aik hi janib,
    baras reha ho atta, goya aasman sey

    Rafay Kashmiri

  3. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ more potential corruption,
    – a solution for enormous unemployement ??
    – huge support force for establishment ??
    – Going towards a ” Police state ” ?

    Rafay Kashmiri

  4. Sajjad Junaidi says:

    It is sad to see Hyderabad being neglected. Owais Sahib, your other photo is very interesting. It seems like someone has place Kaaba right in the middle and everyone is facing that. I hope they all get the job.

  5. Riaz Haq says:

    It’s sad to see that major cities in Sind other than Karachi have been neglected. Not only the airport but also sports facilites such as Niaz stadium have suffered. This is in sharp contrast to the cities in Punjab such as Faisalabad and Multan that have seen significant development in the last decade. The lack of facilities such as airports, hotels, convention centers, sports arenas, cultural venues hurts the cities economy and job opportunities in Hyderabad and Sukkur and puts more pressure on Karachi in Sind.

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