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  • Over 70 flights delayed at Lahore airport; thousands stranded

    Over 70 domestic and international flights were delayed due to heavy smog at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday for the fourth day running, leaving thousands of passengers and their relatives inconvenienced, DawnNews reported...

    Flights are expected to continue being delayed over the next few days, keeping in view weather conditions...

  • PM inaugurates integrated security system at Lahore airport

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif launched on Monday the Integrated Security System at the Allama Iqbal Airport, making it the first airport in the country to have a modern security system...

    Director General Airport Security Force (ASF) Maj Gen Sohail Ahmed briefed the prime minister about the system that would help ensure better security of the premises, aircraft and passengers...

  • LHC stays Lahore airport outsourcing

    LAHORE: Expressing concern over national security, the Lahore High Court chief justice on Tuesday stayed process of outsourcing management control of the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore...

    Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah directed the federal government to explain as to how national security would be ensured after handing over the airport’s control to a foreign organisation...

  • Chinese company awarded contract to reconstruct Lahore airport: report

    The Pakistani government has awarded a contract worth nearly $382 million to a Chinese company to reconstruct Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, the Chinese state-owned People's Daily newspaper reported Tuesday...

    6 billion RMB contract to engineer, procure, and construct the reimagined Lahore airport, which will become Pakistan's largest after the reconstruction is completed, the report claimed...

  • Dollar imports through Lahore airport allowed

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday allowed the currency dealers to import dollars through Allama Iqbal Inter­national Airport (AIIAP), Lahore...

    Earlier, imports were allowed only through Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi...

  • Lahore Airport gets equipment to fight fog disruption

    LAHORE: The Allama Iqbal International Airport has become the first airport in the country and second in South Asia where the latest instrument landing system (ILS) CAT III-B has been installed to improve visibility during fog...

    Throughout August, the CAA closed the main runway of the Lahore airport for 12 hours a day to install it...

  • CAA to upgrade aircraft navigation infrastructure at Lahore airport

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is upgrading its navigation infrastructure at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, to counter foggy weather and low visibility that affect landing of aircraft there...

    A CAA statement says the project involves the upgrading of Instrument Landing System (ILS) to CAT-IIIB at the Lahore airport and it will address the issue of disruption of flights during foggy conditions, ensuring...

  • Air passenger held with 7.5kg gold at Lahore airport

    LAHORE: The Customs staff on Wednesday took a passenger into custody at Allama Iqbal International Airport and seized 60 gold bars weighing 600 tolas worth Rs30 million from him...

    An official told Dawn that the suspect identified as Muhammad Rizwan of Kot Khwaja Saeed was coming to Lahore from Dubai through Emirates Flight EK-622...

  • Ombudsman opens desk for expats at Lahore airport

    LAHORE: Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui on Thursday inaugurated one-window facilitation desk at the Allama Iqbal International Airport for overseas passengers...

    Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar, the Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis, said the first facilitation desk was established at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, on May 19 this year...

  • Indian singer Sukhbir Singh dodges authorities at Lahore airport

    LAHORE: Indian Bhangra singer Sukhbir Singh allegedly dodged the airport officials to evade his arrest at the hands of custom authorities at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, after $27,000 were reportedly recovered from his luggage on Sunday...

    The Indian singer was being taken in for interrogation when he somehow managed to dodge the authorities and flee the airport premises, leaving behind his luggage and the recovered...

  • ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport

    The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons and ammunition, DawnNews reported...

    A vehicle was stopped and searched by the ASF personnel at the airport check post on Wednesday morning, and during a routine inspection a weapon and a large cache of ammunition was found in the vehicle, the ASF officials said...

  • 9kg heroin recovered from Czech woman at Lahore airport

    A Czech woman attempting to board a flight to Abu Dhabi was caught in possession of nine kilogrammes of heroin at Lahore airport on Wednesday, Customs officials said...

    Multiple cases of large quantities of drugs being smuggled via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) made the headlines last year as a racket allegedly involving PIA officials as well as Heathrow Airport's ground staff was busted...

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