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False bomb frighten away raised up at least 8 PIA flights

KARACHI (September 07, 2012): False bomb scare disturbed at least eight PIA flights, a spokesman of the airline said here on Friday.False bomb scare disturbed at least eight PIA flights, a spokesman of the airline said here on Friday.

He said that PIA aircraft Boeing 747 to perform flight PK 304 Karachi-Lahore had to be parked at an isolated bay to be checked for reasons of safety.

Hence, departure of three international flights, four domestic were rescheduled while one flight from Lahore to Dubai PK 203 was canceled and the passengers were brought to Karachi and were shifted to the connecting Karachi-Dubai flight PK 213 which left Karachi at Midnight. The expected time of departure of the flight initially was 10:10 PM.

Flight PK 304 was merged with PK 306 which took off for Lahore at 6:00 PM.

Similarly, PK 305 and PK 307 were also merged and the departure was rescheduled for 9:00 PM.

The same aircraft had to perform flight PK 731 Karachi-Jeddah the expected time of departure was changed to 12:45 AM (Saturday) from 6:00 PM (Friday). While, departure of PK 743 Karachi-Madinah was also rescheduled for 10:15 PM which was schedule to leave at 6:45 PM, a PIA statement here said. (APP)