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    Plane Hijack Pakistan 1986

  • Plane hijack drama ends peacefully

    VALLETTA: Hijackers claiming to have a grenade took over a Libyan plane on Friday and diverted it to Malta before releasing everyone on board and surrendering to authorities, officials said...

    The plane landed at 11:32am (1032 GMT) in Malta...

  • US out of World Cup for first time since 1986

    COUVA (Trinidad and Tobago): Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad and Tobago, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion...

    Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world’s 99th-ranked team, the US were eliminated from World Cup contention...
  • Messi’s Argentina no 1986 heroes, says Maradona

    BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona apparently boasted that his 1986 World Cup-winning Argentina team was better than the current squad now thrown into turmoil by Lionel Messi’s departure, in a recording published on Wednesday...

    We beat Germany,” Maradona told his old World Cup teammates in a recorded message to celebrate commemorating the 1986 victory...

  • Nawaz expected in SC for hearing of 1986 Pakpattan land alottment case

    Sharif is facing a charge that being the chief minister of Punjab in 1986 he ordered withdrawal of a notification of Dec 17, 1969 and allegedly allotted huge lands of Auqaf around Pakpattan to Dewan Ghulam Qutab in violation of the high court order...

    A three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had earlier directed the former prime minister to appear before the court on Dec 4 (today) to explain his...

  • Cyprus court orders Egyptian hijack suspect held for 8 days

    LARNACA: A Cyprus court on Wednesday ordered the detention for eight days of an Egyptian man who admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting it to the east Mediterranean island nation by threatening to blow it up with a fake explosives belt...

    Police prosecutor Andreas Lambrianou said the suspect, whom Cypriot and Egyptian authorities had earlier identified as 59-year-old Seif Eddin Mustafa, faces charges including...
  • Saudia pilot triggers false hijack alarm

    MANILA: A pilot of a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight accidentally pressed a hijack alarm and triggered a major security response at Manila airport on Tuesday, authorities said...

    Police isolated and surrounded the Saudia flight after it landed on Tuesday afternoon just after one of its pilots issued a distress signal indicating a hijack was underway, the Philippine aviation authority said in a statement...

  • Bach dismisses ‘hijack’ fears as unified Korean team thrashed again

    PYEONGCHANG: Olympic chief Thomas Bach dismissed concerns North Korea had tried to “hijack” the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Monday as the unified Korean ice hockey team saw their hopes dashed after another heavy defeat...

    However, some South Koreans are sceptical about the sudden rapprochement, while US Vice-President Mike Pence said North Korea was trying to “hijack the message and imagery” of the Olympics...

  • BNP-M will not let anyone ‘hijack’ mandate this time, says Mengal

    QUETTA: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal on Friday regretted that his party was not taken on board while selecting the caretaker chief minister, saying that the parties which were in power for five years suddenly started playing the role of the opposition as well...

    Speaking at a party gathering in Kalat, he said: “The BNP-M won’t allow anyone to steal our mandate as they did in 2013 elections
  • Senators say efforts under way to hijack elections

    ISLAMABAD: Senators belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) on Monday alleged that certain quarters were attempting to hijack and engineer the general elections scheduled for July 25...

    Take a look: Analysis: Perceptions of election rigging Lawmakers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) also expressed reservations over...

  • India grounds pilot for sending hijack alert by mistake

    India has suspended a pilot for accidentally sending a hijack alert to air traffic control during a domestic flight last month, the aviation authority said...

    The AirAsia India plane, flying from the capital New Delhi to Srinagar, suffered a stalled engine and the captain told first officer Ravi Raj to send an emergency code to alert authorities about the situation...

  • 44 years ago today: Rashid Minhas takes his plane down for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The 44th death anniversary of Pakistan's national hero, Rashid Minhas Shaheed was marked across the country on Thursday with tributes paid to his services...

    Rashid, who was born on February 17 1951, remains the youngest officer to receive the Nishan-e-Haider award and was the first recipient of the highest honour of gallantry for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF)...

  • Police arrest culprit who fired shots at PIA plane in Peshawar

    Earlier last year, security forces and police jointly carried out a raid in Suleman Khel area of Peshawar on intelligence information and arrested Waliullah, a militant commander of Dara Adam Khel associated with the Shahid Group working under the umbrella of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), in connection with firing on the PIA plane...

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