Heavy security at Karachi airport causes flight delays

KARACHI: Domestic and international flights were delayed due to unusual security measures at Jinnah Terminal on Wednesday. According to reports, the airport authorities failed mentioning the cause of unusual security and deployment of military troops at the airport. Civil Aviation staff and employees of airline companies were halted from entering the airport due to security measures. However, they were allowed to enter the airport after strict monitoring. Additional patrolling by the Pakistan Army was witnessed around the airport area whereas the routes leading to the Old Terminal and Airport Security Force (ASF) Headquarters were sealed. It should be noted that 30 people, including 10 Taliban terrorists, were killed when militants stormed the airport on June 8.

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