Newscast Media KARACHI—The assault on Karachi’s international airport has
highlighted the Islamists’ might. Experts say it also exposes the loopholes in Pakistan’s
security mechanism, but more so the stubbornness of the country’s policymakers.
Karachi is Pakistan’s biggest city, a metropolis with a population of over 15 million
people. Its Jinnah Airport is the country’s busiest domestic and international airport,
used daily by around 44,000 passengers. Yet, on Sunday, June 8, a couple of hours
before midnight, Taliban militants managed to storm the airport’s Terminal One,
besieging it until Monday morning. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>