Fire delays PIA flight from Jeddah to Lahore
The incident took place during the departure of flight PK 760 from Jeddah to Lahore last night.
Jeddah: A fire broke out on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing aircraft during its departure from Jeddah to Lahore.
The incident occurred on flight PK 760 last night when a fire ignited in the AP unit on the runway attached to the aircraft.
The affected plane had previously arrived in Jeddah from Multan and was scheduled to depart for Lahore at 9 PM on the night of the incident.
Following the fire, the flight's departure was halted, and approximately 275 passengers present at the airport were relocated to a hotel.
As a result of the incident, the Jeddah to Lahore flight is expected to be delayed by 28 hours, with passengers anticipated to depart at 11 PM today.
It is noteworthy that this marks the fourth fire-related incident involving PIA planes, both domestically and internationally, in the past three days.
Despite attempts to contact the PIA spokesperson, no official comment has been provided at this time.
Mosque roof collapses during Friday prayers in Hangu
The incident claimed two deaths and caused several injuries.
Hangu: A tragic incident unfolded during Friday prayers in Hangu as the roof of a mosque, situated near the Doaba police station, collapsed following an explosion.
The calamity resulted in the loss of two lives and left numerous individuals injured.
This small mosque, located in proximity to the police station, has a seating capacity for approximately 70 to 80 worshippers.
According to the Station House Officer (SHO), a loud explosion rocked the mosque during the second sermon of the Friday prayers, causing a section of the mosque's roof and structure to cave in.
Initial reports confirm the recovery of two deceased individuals from the debris, while others remain trapped beneath the rubble.
Rescue operations are currently underway to extricate those still buried under the wreckage.
In the aftermath of the explosion, the area was promptly cordoned off by security forces, and an emergency response was activated at the District Hospital Hangu to attend to the injured and coordinate relief efforts.
Further investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the explosion.
Security forces foils infiltration attempt by TTP terrorists
Three TTP terrorists were killed, 4 soldiers martyred during the operation.
Zhob: In a swift operation near the Pakistan-Afghan border in Zhob, security forces successfully thwarted an attempt by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists to infiltrate Pakistan from Afghanistan.
This operation carried out in coordination with the Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department, ISPR, resulted in the neutralization of three terrorists, with several others sustaining injuries.
According to ISPR, the TTP terrorists were attempting to cross from Afghanistan into Pakistan near Sambaza.
During the encounter, three terrorists were killed, while a few others were injured as a result of the security forces' swift response.
Unfortunately, the operation came at a cost, with four valiant soldiers of the Pakistan Army laying down their lives.
Among the martyred soldiers were Havaldar Sattar, Lance Naik Sher Azam, Lance Naik Adnan, and Sepoy Nadeem, who exhibited immense bravery and dedication in the line of duty.
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