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PK-661 crash: Victims’ families make three demands from government

ISLAMABAD: Families of the victims of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-661 crash, which claimed 47 lives, on Monday made three demands from the federal government, ARY News reported. Holding a candlelight vigil and a daylong recitation of the Holy Quran gathering to pray for departed souls of tragic plane crash at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, the families put forth a charter of demand on behalf of all the victims' families. The three main demands of the family members are:…

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…

PIA briefs PM about PK-661 crash; says ATR-42 was airworthy in all respects

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a meeting in PM House to inquire about the circumstances which led to the December 7 crash of a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane. The plane crash killed 47 people including the famous religious personality and Naat Khawan Junaid Jamshed. Chairman PIA, secretary aviation division, DG civil aviation and CEO PIA briefed the prime minister about the tragedy and maintained that the flight crew and pilots were highly experienced and professional with…

Famous Naats by Junaid Jamshed

Religious preacher and Naat Khawan Junaid Jamshed lost his life in a deadly plane crash near Havelian on December 7, 2016. PIA’s ATR-42 aircraft operating as PK-661 was on its way to Islamabad from Chitral when it crashed near Havelian. At least 40 people were aboard the aircraft. All lost their lives. Born on September 3, 1964, Jamshed was initially a singer who shot to stardom and became a household name in the 1980s as the front man of the celebrated Vital Signs band. Jamshed retired from music in 2004 and…

Major Pakistan plane crashes before PK-661

A PIA passenger plane with at least 47 people on board crashed Wednesday during a domestic flight from Chitral to Islamabad. The plane also had DC Chitral Osama Warraich and renowned religious preacher and Naat Khawan Junaid Jamshed on-board. Following is a chronology of major air crashes in Pakistan or involving Pakistani planes before today's crash. May 20, 1965 A PIA Boeing 707 crashed on its inaugural flight while attempting to land at Cairo airport, killing 124 people. August 6, 1970 A PIA Fokker F27 turboprop…