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PIA plane crash draws outpour of grief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain, among several renowned figures, have expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives in tragic PIA plane crash near Havelian. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan have directed concerned federal departments to immediately initiate rescue efforts and help the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in aircraft crash incident near Havelian. He also prayed for the departed souls and expressed condolence with bereaved families and directed the concerned departments to accelerate rescue operation at the site and cooperate with family members of passengers. The PIA aircraft ATR-42 turboprop plane, operating flight PK-661, crashed near Havelian with 47 passengers and crew members on-board. Renowned Naat Khwan and former pop singer Junaid Jamshed was also aboard the plane. The tragic incident has drawn an outpour of grief from almost everyone across the country. Political figures, celebs alike have been expressing the sorrow over the loss of precious lives on micro-blogging site Twitter and other social media platforms.

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain, among several renowned figures, have expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives in tragic PIA plane crash near Havelian. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan have directed concerned federal departments to immediately initiate rescue efforts and help the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in aircraft crash incident near Havelian. He also prayed for the departed souls and expressed condolence withRead More


Justice Saqib Nisar to be new Chief Justice from Dec. 31

ISLAMABAD, December 07 (DNA): Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has been appointed by as the Chief Justice of Pakistan with effect from December 31 of this year.   A notification to this effect has been issued by Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday.   The notification states, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 175A read with Article 177 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the president is pleased to appoint Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, the most Senior Judge of Supreme Court, asRead More


Expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of valuable lives: PM

PM Nawaz to leave today for two-day visit of Turkmenistan

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of valuable lives in the unfortunate PIA ATR crash today. Sympathising deeply with the loved ones of the passengers on the unfortunate flight, the Prime Minister said that the entire nation is deeply saddened over today’s unfortunate crash and share the grief of the families who lost their dear ones. The Prime Minister prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed souls with eternal peace and grant of courage to the bereaved familiesRead More


Junaid Jamshehtd was on board ill-fated PIA flight

Islamic-preacher

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07, (DNA) – Famous Islamic-preacher Junaid Jamshed, was also traveling in Islamabad-bound flight that crashed near Havelian on Wednesday. Reportedly, the renowned Islamic-preacher’s brother confirmed that he was on board the flight, along with his wife. Junaid Jamshed is a famous Islamic preacher and travels extensively for preaching purposes. Jamshed was already in Chitral for preaching-related work. The passenger list also included Jamshed and his wife’s names,  Junaid Jamshed’s fellow preacher Mehmood Alam said that Jamshed was in Chitral for a preaching trip of ten days. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan also expressedRead More


PIA plane with 47 people on board crashes near Havelian

PIA

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07, (DNA) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 47 people crashed Wednesday on a domestic flight from the mountainous northern city of Chitral to Islamabad, aviation authorities confirmed. “A plane has crashed and locals told us that it is on fire,” said Saeed Wazir, a senior local police official. “Police and rescue officials are on the way but have yet not reached on site.” “Rescue teams are reaching the scene of the crash, and then we will know more,” Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George said. According Civil Aviation AuthorityRead More


Saudi Arabia asked to focus on enhancing imports from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 07 DEC (DNA) – A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by President Khalid Iqbal Malik Wednesday called on Abdullah Marzouq Al-Zahrani, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in his office and discussed ways and means for further enhancing bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Khalid Malik, Senior Vice President, Tahir Ayub, Vice President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Amin ur Rehman were also in the delegation. Abd ur Rehman, Commercial Attaché of Saudi Embassy was also present at the occasion.Read More