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CAA DENIES PRIVATE AIRLINE’S PLANE TRAVELLING TO ISLAMABAD HIT BY BIRD

KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday denied one of a private airline’s plane travelling from Karachi to Islamabad was hit by a bird, ARY NEWS reported.

According to a spokesman of the CAA, a private airline’s flight, ER-500, travelling from Karachi to Islamabad encountered a problem after a windowpane of the plane’s cockpit broke in the mid-air.

“The plane was at 37,000 feet above the land when it happened,” the CAA said adding that the private airline’s report, however, did not mention anything about a bird hitting the plane.

“The air pressure in the cabin of the plane remained at a normal level despite a broken window pane,” he said adding the captain also did not seek any guidance during the landing process.

The spokesman further said that the CAA was taking measures to ensure safety during air travel.

A report on September 29 stated that the incidents of bird strikes are consistently increasing in Pakistan as four more aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) hit by birds at different airports during the last 24 hours.

An aircraft of the national carrier, PK-204, hit by a bird which caused damages to both engines. The Lahore-bound plane from Dubai was grounded for repair work by the administration.

Read More: Over 22 bird-hit incidents reported in seven months: PIA

Two PIA planes have also hit by birds including PK-309 and PK-301. Both flights were arriving at Karachi airport from Islamabad. After being collided with the bird, damages on a wing of the aircraft, PK-309, were reported.

In another incident, a bird struck a PIA plane, PK-5739, while preparing to land at Multan airport from Jeddah.

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VACCINATION CERTIFICATE A MUST FOR PEOPLE TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Syed Owais Shah said on Friday that only vaccinated people will be allowed to travel by public transportation in the province.

He in a statement said that vaccination certificate of travelers will be checked to make sure they have got themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Also Read: HERE’S HOW YOU CAN VERIFY YOUR CERTIFICATE

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GOVT URGES PEOPLE TO AVOID TRAVELLING TO MURREE, NORTHERN AREAS

ISLAMABAD: Heavy snowfall has disrupted routine life in northern areas with thousands of tourists stranded in Murree and Galiyat region.

Taking to Twitter, Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said hundreds of thousands of cars are heading towards Murree and other upper areas to enjoy snowfall.

It has become impossible for the local administration to provide facilities to such a large number of people, the minister said, urging people to postpone their trips to these areas for a few days.

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99 PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO DUBAI, SHARJAH FOUND INFECTED WITH COVID

Sources in the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said these passengers were travelling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via different flights. They were subjected to rapid antigen tests four hours before their departure at Karachi airport, which showed they were infected with the coronavirus.

Also Read: 6,540 new cases as Omicron-driven 5th Covid wave rages on

Subsequently, they were barred from boarding their flights and shifted to quarantine centres.

On Jan 14, eighteen passengers tested positive for COVID-19 after they underwent rapid antigen tests upon their arrival at Karachi airport from Jeddah and Dubai.

Of the affected passengers,16 landed in Karachi via a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-9732 from Jeddah, whereas, the remaining two Covid-positive travellers flew in from Dubai via EK-600.

The Covid-positive travellers included 17 men and a woman who were later moved to their homes for a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Read: NCOC decides revising quarantine policy for inbound passengers

It is noteworthy that the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Jan 12 decided to revise the quarantine policy for inbound passengers. The authorities cancelled their central quarantine policy for inbound passengers and prepared new guidelines for Covid-positive travellers arriving in Pakistan.

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5 Things You Must Follow When Driving to Snowy Areas

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Moderate use of brakes, throttle, and steering is key. Drivers should slow down to navigate in poor visibility and grip levels as sudden braking, throttle use, and steering input can cause the vehicle to lose traction and get into an accident
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