PESHAWAR - The KP Home and Tribal Affairs Department on Monday issued travel advisory for official tours of foreigners to the province, asking federal and provincial departments to intimate seven days before arranging such visits.
A notification requested federal and provincial ministries and departments that sponsored visits of foreigners should be intimated at least seven working days prior to the visits and a letter should be sent to Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar for processing the travel NOCs, so that well-coordinated and foolproof security arrangements could be made.
Meanwhile, with complete security assurance, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has contacted international airlines to restore their services at the Bacha Khan International Airport. The government has offered the airlines complete security assurance. The attack on Pakistan International Airlines has raised deep concern among other international airlines regarding security issues and they have suspended their services.
According to Civil Aviation Authority, Emirates, Qatar and Etihad airlines have decided to keep their service suspended up to July 01, 2014. However, the provincial government decided to contact these companies for early restoration of the operations in the wake of public grievances.
Inspector General of Police Nasir Durrani has also directed police to collect data of all houses situated near the airport. The residents of the area have also been made obliged to take earlier permission in case of constructing any house near the jurisdiction of airport jurisdiction.
After the attack on airlines, the police and security forces searched every house. Police said that several suspected persons have been arrested since the attack on the airline, which resulted in killing of a woman and injuring of two flight stewards.
In the wake of suspension of these airlines, a large number of people suffered as flights have been diverted to Islamabad airport.