Peshawar airport suspends night operations for international flights

PESHAWAR, Oct 9 (INP): Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) has temporarily suspended night-time operations for international flights at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport due to security reasons, officials said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Director General CAA Mohammad Yousuf said that the federal government has allocated almost Rs6 billion for the airport’s security arrangements, which are being gradually beefed up to make it fool-proof.

He said that authorities are also acquiring the latest technological equipment to enhance the airport’s security.

Peshawar airport has been the target of several militant attacks in the past.

In June this year, gunmen attacked a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane as it came in to land at the airport, killing a woman and injuring two flight stewards on board.

INP

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