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Passenger boarding bridge at Karachi airport declared ‘dangerous’

KARACHI: The technical committee of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has declared passenger boarding bridge at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi as ‘dangerous’, ARY News reported on Saturday. The Committee recommended immediate replacement of the bridge to prevent any incident. The CAA had launched an investigation about safety standards of boarding bridges at different airports after one such bridge collapsed at the new Islamabad Airport, however no loss of life occurred. The CAA confirmed before a…

PPP’s Nabil Gabol gets into brawl with passenger at Karachi airport

KARACHI: A video has surfaced showing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Nabil Gabol getting into a brawl with a passenger at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. The PPP leader and a citizen purportedly exchanged heated words at the airport but the argument turned ugly when the former pushed the latter to the ground. In the video circulating in media, the citizen can be seen calling out security personnel standing nearby, but no one comes to his rescue. It is yet not clear as what was the bone of contention…

Police take MQM hitman Raees Mamma into custody from Karachi airport

KARACHI: Police on Monday took alleged hitman of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Raees Mamma into custody from Karachi airport, ARY News reported. The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) had arrested the notorious target killer in Malaysia in December last year and he was handed over to Karachi police on March 26.  Mamma is said to be affiliated with militant wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). SSP Korangi Zulfiqar Mehr said Investigation was underway from Raees Mamma. He said the…

LHC moved against privatization of country’s three airports

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday has been petitioned against the privatization of country’s three airports, ARY News reported. The petition – which seeks prohibition of privatization of three airports located in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad – has been filed by employees of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA). The employees have adopted a stance that handing over aviation service management to a foreign company is sheer breach of Civil Aviation Act which obligates authorities refraining from…

ANF foils drugs smuggling bid at Karachi Airport

KARACHI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) on Friday seized drugs worth hundreds of thousands rupees at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, ARY News reported. According to details, the ANF staff searched two thermoses, which were being couriered to Canada from Pakistan. The ANF personnel found heroin worth hundreds of thousands rupees stuffed in two thermoses. A spokesman of the force said that the substance was hidden in the two thermoses in a manner as an expert had did the job. The drug was to be smuggled out of the…