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Junaid Jamshed’s second death anniversary being observed today

The seond death anniversary of singer-turned evangelist and Islamic scholar Junaid Jamshed is being observed today. 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 Pakistan" song which was released on 14th August 1987 and is widely regarded as the…

PK-661 crash: CAA report says ATR-42 was fit to fly before take off

ISLAMABAD: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday shared findings from black box data recovered from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 with the Senate Standing Committee on Rules of Procedures and Privileges, ARY News reported. The December 7 plane crash of the PIA plane left at least 47 people dead including famed singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed. The flight crashed on its way to Islamabad from Chitral. Secretary Aviation & Chairman CAA Board Sqn Ldr (Retd) Muhammad Irfan Elahi shared…

Bodies of Pakistanis killed in PK-661 plane crash handed over to families

ISLAMABAD: The process of handing over bodies of local victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed on December 7 was complete on Saturday, said the Administrator Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on Saturday. Bodies of 11 more victims were handed over to their families earlier on Saturday, which later flew to Chitral via special flights from Noor Khan Airbase. An ATR-42 aircraft operated by PIA carrying 47 people including Pakistan’s famed religious figure Junaid Jamshed issued a…

‘I have a lot of work to do in a limited time’ Junaid Jamshed told friend

Singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed's son Taimur Junaid and his close friend Khalid appeared on ARY Zindagi's morning show 'Salam Zindagi' and revealed a lot about late Junaid Jamshed who was not only a great father and a religious figure but much beyond it. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO "My wife asked Junaid Bhai, you travel a lot, do you give time to your children, don't they complain about it. He replied that this is the trajectory of my life, I have a lot of work to do and have limited time,"…

CAA clears one grounded ATR jet after inspection

ISLAMABAD: One of the 10 ATR jets of Pakistan International Airlines has been cleared for flights by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after inspection, ARY News reported on Friday. According to PIA spokesman, one ATR-42 aircraft was cleared in shakedown test. He added that flights from Islamabad to Gilgit & Chitral will be made operational following the clearance. Good News: One ATR-42 aircraft has been cleared in shakedown test. Flights from Islamabad to Gilgit & Chitral would now be made operational — Danyal…

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…

Brother thanks Pakistan for support as Junaid Jamshed’s body reaches Karachi

KARACHI: Junaid Jamshed's brother Humayun Jamshed on Wednesday thanked people of the country for their support after his brother's death as he flew back to Karachi from Rawalpindi with Junaid Jamshed's body, ARY News reported. "I used to think that I am his only brother but people of Pakistan proved otherwise. I realized, he was every Pakistani's brother," said Humayun Jamshed. He also thanked people of Pakistan and the country's armed forces for honouring the late singer-turned-preacher by shrouding his body in country's…

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.…

Aamir Khan ‘deeply grieved’ over Junaid Jamshed’s death

Indian superstar Aamir Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed's death in a plane crash in Pakistan. Talking to media in Dubai, the Bollywood actor said that he met Junaid Jamshed in Saudi Arabia where he went to perform Hajj with his mother and found him to be a very nice and pious individual He added that it saddened him to hear that Junaid died in a plane crash. "It was a very tragic thing that happened," said Aamir Khan. Related Junaid Jamshed among 47 dead in PIA…