Huge Fire Disrupts Immigration Activities at Lahore Airport

A major fire broke out at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport today, causing significant disruption to immigration activities. The cause of the blaze is yet unknown, and the extent of the damage remains unclear. Passengers arriving at the Lahore airport are experiencing delays, and departing flights may also be affected.

A sudden fire erupted at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport, damaging the immigration system and throwing flight schedules into disarray. The blaze, which started in the early hours of Thursday in the Federal Investigation Agency’s immigration hall, quickly spread, sending panicked passengers running for safety. The fire at Lahore airport disturbs the initial hajj flights for hundreds of pilgrims.

Authorities swiftly evacuated the immigration hall, but thick smoke filled the area, making it difficult for people to navigate. Initial reports suggest that the fire destroyed the immigration system, bringing the processing of passengers to a halt.

Emergency services, including fire brigades and Rescue 1122 teams, rushed to the scene but faced challenges in launching rescue operations.

As a result of the blaze, several flights had to be diverted to other airports, disrupting travel plans for passengers. Notably, a Sri Lankan flight was redirected, and departures to Saudi Arabia were put on hold. The timing of the incident, coinciding with the first day of Hajj flight operations, adds to the complexity of the situation, with numerous flights scheduled to depart for Saudi Arabia from Lahore.

The cause of the fire remains unknown as airport authorities continue their investigation into the incident. In the meantime, passengers are advised to stay updated on the evolving situation as authorities work to restore normalcy at the airport.

Recent Development

In a new developing story, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Association (CAA) has cleared the airport. They also gave a green signal to restart the airport operations again.

“The situation at the airport is gradually returning to normal,” the Authority said. “All agencies at the airport are trying to bring the situation back to normal.”
The statement said four Hajj flights scheduled to depart from the airport on Thursday morning had been “operated.”
“Normal operations will be restored as soon as the technical issues are overcome,” the statement concluded.

No casualties, four Hajj flights ‘operated,’ CAA says after Lahore airport fire

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