The authorities at Noor Khan airbase in Pakistan are concerned about the risks caused by aerial firing to personnel and national assets. The airbase has called on local police officials and the commissioner to keep a record of individuals possessing weapons within a five-kilometre radius of the base. This is due to recent incidents of aerial firing around the airbase and the recovery of over 450 bullets. Stray bullets have also caused damage to a cabin’s windscreen. The authorities have asked for increased security measures and for Section 144 to be imposed to stop the issue.
Despite previous requests, authorities have been unsuccessful in monitoring the occurrences of gunfire near the airbase, particularly in areas such as Fazal Town, Khurram Colony, Muslim Town, Dhoke Gangal, Dhoke Lalyal, Chah Sultan, Dhoke Khabba, Dhoke Elahi Buksh and Dhoke Farman Ali. This has disturbed flight operations and poses a significant risk to personnel and national assets.
The authorities have urged the district administration and police to take action against such behaviour by conducting thorough search operations in the vicinity of the airfield and implementing Section 144 in the area. They have also emphasised the need to conduct search operations in Shaheen Town, Sadiqabad, Asghar Mall Scheme, Affandi Colony and Dhoke Khabba on a priority basis. Despite consistent urging from Noor Khan Base, the government is yet to crack down on rule-breakers.