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PIA passenger plane crashes in Karachi’s Model Colony

PIA passenger plane crashes


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KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, on its way from Lahore to Karachi, slammed in the region of Jinnah International Airport on Friday.

As indicated by the Civil Aviation Authority, the departure from Lahore was going to land in Karachi when it smashed in the Jinnah Garden region close to Model Colony in Malir.

Ninety-nine individuals were on board the plane, including 85 travelers, of which two travelers have inexplicably endure the occurrence.

As indicated by the Sindh wellbeing office, 92 individuals have kicked the bucket because of the accident. It isn’t yet known what number of the perished were travelers and what number of were occupants of the zone where the accident occurred.

Govt reaction

Head administrator Imran Khan has guaranteed a “prompt request” into the issue and said that he is in contact with PIA CEO Arshad Malik. He said salvage and aid projects are the “need at the present time”.

Following the chief’s comments, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan requested a prompt investigation into the plane accident.

As indicated by APP, the pastor requested the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board to complete examinations.

In the interim, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said that he has called the PIA administrator and educated him “to give sanctuaries to individuals” whose houses were harmed.

  • “PIA will assume full liability and give lodging promptly to them,” he said.

Ismail said that the head has solicited PIA “to deal with affectees immediately”.

Marvelous endurance

Bank of Punjab (BOP) CEO Zafar Masud has supernaturally endure the episode and is one of two enduring travelers affirmed up until this point.

Masud has been taken to the medical clinic, where his sibling is with him. He is supposed to be steady. He was visited by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah.

Another traveler was recognized as Mohammad Zubair, who was visited by Sindh training clergyman Saeed Ghani.


At any rate 60 bodies were gotten at the JPMC and 32 others at the Civil Hospital. Of them, 19 bodies have been recognized up until this point. Five bodies are still unaccounted for.

As indicated by Sindh wellbeing office representative Meeran Yousuf, 85 individuals have so far been affirmed dead, because of the accident.

Yousuf revealed to that the two survivors are being treated at Civil Hospital and Darul Sehat Hospital.

She said that the perished are being recognized through DNA extraction.

Prior, in a discussion with Geo News, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Executive Director Seemin Jamali said that five bodies have been recognized and given over to their beneficiaries.

Among them, is skipper Sajjad Gul, who was directing the doomed plane.

As indicated by JPMC authorities, one of the injured brought to the emergency clinic is gravely scorched and has been moved to the consumes ward.

The harmed are supposed to be inhabitants of the region where the accident occurred.

Salvage endeavors

Troops from the Pakistan Army’s Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers Sindh showed up at the accident site not long after to help the common organization in alleviation and salvage endeavors.

Also, an Army Urban Search and Rescue Team has been dispatched by means of a C-130 military plane from Rawalpindi.

As per ISPR, 10 armed force fire tenders are participating in the salvage endeavors just as different military ambulances.

A few houses were harmed in the region where the plane smashed. As indicated by Geo News, families situated at the accident site are being cleared from the region.

Ambulances were confronted with trouble as the lanes were very limited and the colossal nearness of individuals made it hard for help activities to proceed. Salvage authorities have mentioned spotlights to proceed with work consistently around evening time.

Salvage sources said that few individuals have been assisted from under the rubble and moved to an emergency clinic for clinical treatment. “Because of the surge, we are experiencing challenges in completing alleviation tasks,” said SSP Malir. “Individuals ought to abstain from social affair at the mishap site,” he included.

Head of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expanded sympathies over the loss of lives and guided the arrangement of full help to the common organization in salvage and aid projects.

Senior writer among those on board the disastrous plane

Senior writer Ansar Naqvi, who used to work and was as of now working for Channel 24 as its Director Programming, was ready the plane.

The PIA has discharged a traveler list, as per which 51 men, 31 ladies and nine kids were on board the PK-8303 flight.