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PIA Plane Crash

IHC takes CAA to task over non-submission of PIA plane crash report

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday expressed annoyance over the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for failing to submit a probe report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash near Havelian in 2016. A bench of the high court comprising Justice Aamir Farooq was hearing a petition filed by the mother of Mansoor Janjua, co-pilot of the ill-fated flight, seeking a judicial probe into the incident. The PIA plane (PK-661) with 48 people, including noted figure Junaid Jamshed, his wife and Deputy…

30 bodies of PK-661 plane crash victims identified

ISLAMABAD: In all, total 30 bodies including Junaid Jamshed’s out of 47 victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed into a hillside north of Islamabad en route to the capital from Chitral, were identified, ARY News reported on Thursday. However, 17 more bodies were yet to be identified, official sources confirmed. State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has already said that the process of body identification was likely to complete by…

Amid tears and tributes, Pakistan said ‘goodbye’ to Junaid Jamshed

KARACHI: Pakistan's famed religious figure Junaid Jamshed was laid to rest at Darul Uloom graveyard in Korangi Industrial Area on Thursday in the presence of thousands of people who had gathered to give him a final tribute.  His funeral prayers were offered at AKD Ground DHA in the city, packed with a huge number of people, fans and followers of the man who made Pakistan proud through his outstanding singing earlier and conduct as a Muslim-evangelist till he breathed his last. Law enforcement officials including…

Junaid Jamshed’s body to be brought back Karachi today

KARACHI: The body of the iconic Junaid Jamshed, singer-turned-preacher would be brought back to his home in Karachi today (Wednesday) as Pakistan continues to mourn his death along with other victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. On Monday, Jamshed’s body was identified with the help of facial X-ray and his dental history since all the bodies of the PK-661 plane crash victims were unidentifiable. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capt (Retired) Mushtaq Ahmed also confirmed the body identification.…