Passenger Vehicle Catches Fire at Jinnah International Airport

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A passenger vehicle standing in the apron area of Jinnah International airport caught fire, reported here on Tuesday. What was earlier believed to be a flight kitchen vehicle was actually a shuttle which transports passengers to the airplane. However, no passengers were hurt in the incident as the vehicle reportedly caught fire after dropping them off. Fire tenders and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials reached the scene and the flame was doused successfully. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and statements from the CAA officials are expected soon.

Exchange of Delegations to help Improve Indo-Pak ties: Nitish Kumar

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Chief Minister Bihar Nitish Kumar on Friday said that exchange of delegations can help improve India and Pakistan relations between the two neighbouring countries. He said this during a brief chat with the media at Jinnah International Airport, after arrival here. The chief minister of Indian province Bihar arrived in the commercial hub of the country along with a 12-member delegation. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah along with other Sindh ministers received the Indian delegation. Kumar expressed his joy on coming to Pakistan and said the people of India and Pakistan wish to come closer. Speaking on the occasion, the Sindh CM said the visit of Nitish Kumar and the Indian delegation is…

Customs Police Arrest Nigerian Passenger with 2.4 kg Heroin

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Personnel of Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell, Karachi Airport Unit, on Wednesday recovered 2.3 kilogrammes of heroin from a Nigerian passenger’s suitcase. Qamar Thalho of Pakistan Custom said customs staff intercepted a female Nigerian passenger at the International Departure Lounge of the Jinnah International Airport when she was about to board Lagos bound Eithad Airlines via Abu Dhabi. The suspected passenger was travelling on an emergency travel certificate that was not found satisfactory by the Customs. When her baggage was examined, the officials found heroin powder soaked in cotton fillings of cushions and hidden in sealed cavities of the baggage. A case under Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997, has been registered against her.

Customs seized 1.2 kilograms of Amphetamines from a Malaysian at Karachi Airport


Pakistan Customs seized 1.2 kilograms of amphetamines from a Malaysian national at Jinnah International Airport, on Wednesday. Goh Yoon Chee has been taken into custody and is being investigated. Charges will be brought against him under the Control of Narcotics Substances Act of 1997. According to Customs spokesman Qamar Thalho, Chee had concealed the narcotics in an “artful” manner within his suitcase. “He [Chee] had concealed in specially built side wall cavities, handle rods and the base of the suitcase,” said Thalho. Amphetamines are a psychotropic substance which can be easily procured in Pakistan with lax enforcement at many pharmacies that should only be providing these drugs with prescriptions, but often skip this to make…

Bhoja Air Crash Victims Coffins Arrived at the Karachi Airport


With prayers on their lips and stones in their hearts, the relatives of the Bhoja Air crash victims came to receive coffins at the Karachi airport on Saturday. By around 10 pm, 27 bodies had reached the Jinnah International Airport Karachi. Eight more were expected late in the night via PIA and Airblue flights. The bodies were brought to the cargo section of Jinnah terminal, where ambulances sped away, while different charitable oragnisations jostled with each other to transport the caskets home. Those who went to Islamabad to bring back the remains of their loved ones had to pay more than Rs5,000 per head in cargo charges. “I paid Rs5,550 to bring back my relative’s…

Mayhem at Karachi Airport after Plane Crash of Bhoja Air


As the Bhoja Air Boeing 737, flying from Karachi to Islamabad, crashed near the capital city on Friday evening, family members of the passengers thronged the Jinnah International Airport for information of their loved ones. At least 127 people were killed in the crash, with conflicting reports about the exact number of deaths. Hundreds of panicked men and women gathered at the airport only to jostle around in a maze of rumours, as no officials of the Bhoja Air or the Civil Aviation Authority were present to deal with the situation. The only help available for the family members of the victims at the airport was in the form of a PIA desk. Uncertainty ruled…