A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK350, bound for Peshawar from Karachi, has been reported to contain a bomb on board.
PIA’s spokesperson made this revelation while saying that the plane landed safely at Peshawar at 11:45 am. According to his statement, around 10-15 minutes before landing in Peshawar, the flight received a report of the presence of a bomb onboard the plane through a call from the Karachi Flight Dispatch.
The captain also alerted the control tower about the bomb threat after which an emergency was declared at the airport. The passengers were evacuated from the plane as soon as the flight landed.
Security and bomb disposal squad officials searched through the plane, which was parked at the end of the runway however nothing suspicious was found and the aircraft was cleared to fly.
The plane took off for its next flight to Dubai at around 3:45 pm after a delay of around two and a half hours.