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Junaid Jamshed’s first death anniversary observed

The first death anniversary of singer-turned evangelist and Islamic scholar Junaid Jamshed is being observed today, leaving behind precious memories and sorrow among friends, family and followers. Junaid Jamshed was returning from a proselytizing visit from Chitral when the ill-fated flight PK-661 crashed near Havelian in Hazara division en route Islamabad. Forty-seven passengers including Junaid Jamshed's wife died in the tragic incident. Jamshed launched his music career with Vital Signs band famous the "Dil Dil…

Faisalabad: Plane crash kills instructor, trainee pilot

FAISALABAD: A flight instructor and a trainee pilot were killed when a training aircraft crashed in Faisalabad on Friday, ARY News reported.  According to Airport Security Force (ASF), the flight instructor and a trainee pilot sustained severe injuries when their plane crashed near Samanabad area of Faisalabad. Injured trainee pilot Muaaz and flight instructor Ahmad bin Hassan were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to their wounds. ASF sources stated that the plane crash took place due to technical issues in…

Khursheed demands sacking of PIA managing director

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly (NA) has demanded the dismissal of Managing Director of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), ARY News reported. Khursheed Shah said that the national airliner cannot be declared innocent in the air crash which claimed at least 47 lives. He claimed the salary package of PIA's MD is six to seven million rupees. The opposition leader also claimed that ATR jets have not been designed for the high-altitude flights. A PIA jet heading to Islamabad from Chitral…

Six teams wiped out by plane crashes

The plane crash in Colombia involving Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real that killed as many as 75 people is far from the first such tragedy to strike the world of sport. Here is a look at six other disasters: - Italy's Torino Grande: 1949 - A plane carrying famed Italian football club 'Torino Grande' crashed on its way back from Portugal on May 4, 1949, killing all 31 passengers and crew. A reported million people poured into the streets of Turin to bid farewell to their heroes. Torino Grande were named…