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PIA launches Quetta-Turbat operation

MOHAMMAD ASGHAR RAWALPINDI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday started operating flights from Quetta to Turbat to facilitate the residents of southern Balochistan. PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said the airline had launched two-way flights between Quetta and Turbat on Thursday and would operate flights two times a week on the route. He said the first PIA flight PK-525 departed from Quetta to Turbat at 12 noon, while the second flight would be operated on Dec 19 (Saturday). The spokesman said that it was a long-standing demand of the people of Turbat, Gwadar, Jiwani and surrounding areas and the national flag carrier had fulfilled it. He said that flights to Gwadar from other cities of the country would also be started soon. Air Marshal Arshad Malik has already promised that PIA would play a role in development of Gwadar. The PIA had announced up to 30 per cent discount on domestic flights operating between Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Faisalabad, Sialkot and

Some Gwadar areas being provided extra security: Alyani

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Thursday dispelled the impression that Gwadar port city was being sealed through fencing and termed it the opposition’s propaganda. Talking to journalists after atten­ding a function on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Policy, the chief minister claimed that the entire port city was open except some areas where barbed wires had been laid by the government to provide extra security because of a recent incident. He said the opposition was giving a wrong impression and it was misleading the people on the issue. “We are taking steps in some areas of Gwadar to provide extra security and the entire port city is open except these areas and there is no problem for anybody,” Mr Alyani said. He said that in view of the incident and on demand of the people some areas were being provided extra security by laying barbed wire, adding that Gwadar had great economic importance for the country and e