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Terror alert! Watch out for small planes

Security has been beefed up at the country’s airports, railway stations and other important installations to prevent terrorist attacks.
Sources claimed that the Interior Ministry sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority and other departments concerned, stating: “Airports, railway stations, offices of security agencies and other federal institutions are on the target of terrorists. Security should be beefed up at all the said points and steps for foolproof security arrangements should be taken. Small planes could be used for suicide attacks on airports.”
After receiving letter, the authorities took stringent security measures at airports and deployed special forces there to assist the Airport Security Force (ASF).
Intelligence agencies have also been orders to be remain on alert.
Security agencies have installed anti-aircraft weapons at airports and snipers have been deputed on runways.
ASF Director General Brigadier Azam Tiwana, while talking with the media after visiting the force’s training academy on Thursday, said airports across the country face the threat of terrorist attacks
“The airports face the threat of a terrorist attack similar to that launched by the Tamil Tigers on the Colombo airport. “We are in touch with all stakeholders and the ASF has taken all the measures to avert any attack,” he added. He said that some people placing laser lights on planes in Quetta were arrested.
Separately, the Interior Ministry wrote a letter to the Sindh Home Department that railway tracks in the province could be attacked by separatists.
“The Sindh Liberation Army is planning to attack railway tracks and trains in all cities of the province. Security should be beefed up at the surrounding areas of the railway stations and also on railway tracks,” the ministry stated in the letter.
After receiving the letter, the Home Department instructed police and Rangers to make foolproof security arrangements. Security forces will increase their patrolling on railway tracks.

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