Two more Pakistan International Airlines flights were delayed due to bomb threats that were called into authorities. On Sunday, flights PK 303 and PK 305 from Lahore to Karachi were delayed after Allama Iqbal International Airport and Jinnah International Airport received phone calls threatening that there was a bomb planted on each of the flights. It is part of International Flight Procedures and security SOP that any flight that has been threatened, no matter how minor, must go through a security clearance exercise.
Earlier in the year, a flight from Canada to Pakistan had to be diverted to Sweden due to a phone call threatening that there were armed terrorists on board. All of the recent threats have been to PIA, which is the national carrier. A spokesperson for the airline said the safety of their passengers was the main priority and a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority said that all proper procedures were being followed and that a bomb squad was sweeping both aircraft.
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