International airlines halt operations in Peshawar after Taliban school attack
A day after the horrific attack by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on a military school in Peshawar, international airlines ceased their operations in Peshawar on Wednesday.
Islamabad: A day after the horrific attack by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on a military school in Peshawar, international airlines ceased their operations in Peshawar on Wednesday.
The international airline companies cited security concerns for suspending their operations, as per an ARY news report.
UAE-based Emirates also announced its decision to suspend operations from Peshawar with immediate effect, the PTI reported.
"We can confirm that we are suspending our flights to Peshawar for operational reasons. This will take effect immediately (from 16 December) until further notice," it said in a statement.
But the services to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot will continue to operate as planned.
The barbaric attack by TTP left 141 people dead including 132 school children and nine Army Public School employees.
A total of 130 people including 118 students, three staffers, seven SSG soldiers and two officers, were injured.