PESHAWAR - Amid tight security, flight operation at the Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar resumed on Wednesday after being temporarily suspended following the last night’s terrorist attack on a landing airplane, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.
Taking to The Nation, the Duty Manager Civil Aviation Authority said that several flights were delayed while one flight of Emirate Airline was cancelled, which would take up from the airport today (Thursday morning).
He said the routes leading to the airport were cleared for traffic. Last night unidentified gunmen attacked the PIA Boeing PK-756 when it was landing at the Bacha Khan Airport. A woman was killed and two flight stewards were injured in the incident.
The woman Maqnoon Begum was returning home after performing Umrah. Her funeral prayers were offered at Hayatabad Ladies Park. The PIA Boeing PK-756 had total of 196 passengers on board, arriving from Riyadh when it was attacked.
Police registered FIR of the incident and claimed to have arrested over 250 suspects during a search operation in Suleman Khel and Masho Khel areas. According to the police, the attack was carried out from a school located in the limits of Badhabera Police Station.
Condemning the terror incident, KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak announced compensation under Shaheed Package for the victims of firing incident. Under the announcement, the martyred woman’s heirs will be paid Rs0.5 million while the injured of this terror incident will be given Rs0.2 million each.