Flight to Dubai evacuated because of bomb reports

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Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Peshawar evacuated Shaheen Airline flight NL-786 at Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) Peshawar after officials received intelligence information about a bomb suspected to be planted in the passenger plane.

According to local media, the airline was bound to leave for Dubai when officials received information about a suspected bomb.

“Yes, search is underway but things are unclear since we fear a bomb inside the plane,” BKIA manager Tahir Sikandar told a local media.

All flight operations at Peshawar airport are currently suspended. “We can’t risk people’s lives, we are searching the plane at the moment,” CAA spokesperson George Pervaiz said.