MULTAN    -   A high powered Fact Finding Committee has been constituted to investigate into fire incident at Multan International Airport (MIAP) which took place a cou­ple of days ago.

A spokesperson for CAA at MIAP said on Wednesday that the committee would determine whether the fire was caught due to short circuiting or any other reason. At the moment, exact rea­son of the fire cannot be deter­mined until final report is submit­ted by the committee, he stated.

He informed that flight opera­tion at the airport remained nor­mal and did not delay due to the in-time efforts made by Airport Manager (APM) Raja Azhar Mah­mood and his team. 

The spokesperson maintained that smoldering was traced from FIA record room in International arrival lounge which spread in International arrival, briefing and departure lounge. 

CAA fire brigade reached to the scene and extinguished the fire. Smoke in the building was also exhausted through smoke ejector, he explained.

PIA flights of Sharjah and Jeddah operated in time, whereas, PIA flight from Ka­rachi was delayed for an hour. No flight was diverted nor op­eration was closed, the spokes­person concluded