Cathay cancels Karachi flights as Pakistan reviews security




 
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Cathay cancels Karachi flights as Pakistan reviews security
 
June 11th, 2014  
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Cathay cancels Karachi flights as Pakistan reviews security
By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways has cancelled all flights to the Pakistani city of Karachi from Bangkok following a Taliban raid on the country's busiest airport this week, as top Pakistani officials debated how to tackle the escalating violence. International flights in and out of Karachi have been suspended twice since Sunday, when gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed the airport, firing rocket-propelled grenades in an all-night siege that killed 34 people. "Customers are recommended to check flight status before departing for the airport." Cathay Pacific shares closed down 0.14 percent at HK$14.48 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting with security officials late on Tuesday to discuss how to handle the crisis as the escalation of violence raised the prospects of an all-out army campaign against insurgent strongholds.




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