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Karachi airport manager, 3 others sacked for negligence

KARACHI: The Manager of the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and three other high officials have been sacked for showing negligence during the June 8 terrorist attack on Karachi airport, ARY News reports.

Sources within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) told that these officials were found responsible of demonstrating negligence in putting out the fire erupted in the cargo complex of the airport.

CAA sacked Airport Manager, Afser Malik and directed him to report to the CAA Headquarters, while Ali Jaun Agha was made the acting Airport Manager.

CAA also removed GM Cargo, Faiz Akhter, acting Chief Fire Officer, Afser Raza Rizvi and Ateeq Ahmed from their posts, while Mumtaz Soomro has been given the additional charge of Chief Fire Officer.

Earlier on June 8, 10 heavily armed terrorists had launched attack on Karachi airport on last Sunday night (June 8) and killed around 30 people including officials of civil aviation, Airport Security Force, PIA and other security personnel.

Later, in retaliation all 10 terrorists were gunned down.

At least four aircrafts were damaged in the attack. The attackers had also worn suicide vests.

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