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News+: India behind Karachi terror – Imran Khan says

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Prime Minister Imran Khan while paying glowing tribute to martyred four security guards and policemen who defended Karachi Stock Exchange during Monday’s terrorist attack, has said that Pakistan has no doubt that this attack was planned and orchestrated by India.

Speaking in National Assembly on Tuesday, Imran Khan said “I pay tribute to all the four martyrs including Inspector Shahid and three security guards.” He said no powerful country of the world would have foiled this kind of terror attack like these four Pakistani heroes thwarted it.

In a treasury benches-clad parliament the members of the Opposition parties walked out amid verbal clashes between the rival speakers.

“India planned to destabilize Pakistan,” Imran Khan said, adding “We were all-prepared against such terrorist attacks. We had already foiled four such attacks. But no one can always stop such terror attacks.”

“The government knew that all our intelligence agencies were on high alert. They pre-empted at least four major attempts of terrorism and two of them were around Islamabad.”

The primer said the attackers of Karachi Stock Exchange wanted to make people inside the market as hostage. “The martyrs laid down their lives and saved the country from enemy’s big terror plan,” he said.

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He said the defenders of the country, security guards and policemen and law enforcement agencies (LAEs) foiled the terrorist attack that was being orchestrated in the style of Mumbai-attacks.

“What happened in Mumbai, they wanted to do the same; they wanted to create an uncertain (environment). We have no doubt this was done by India,” Imran Khan.

He said Pakistan’s intelligence agencies were on high alert. “I want to pay tribute to the intelligence agencies of the country.”

Imran Khan responding to the opposition criticism of ill-handling of COVID-19 and other issues pertaining to sugar, wheat and oil scandals that hit the country recently said “Get ready for institutional reforms or get ready for tough times.” He said there is mafia sitting in every institution.

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The Prime Minister said there are mafias in Pakistan International Airlines and now reforms are inevitable in institutions. “They {opposition} asked not to publish PIA report.”

Imran termed Opposition ‘liberally corrupt’. “My mission is to take on the mafia under the rule of law,” Imran vowed.

Criticising the main rival party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Imran Khan said that they had no principles as on the one hand they seek money from Taliban and on the other they become liberal in the US.

Earlier, Imran Khan thanked his team for their efforts which led to the passing of the budget although with some amendments. “There was a lot of speculation that a lot could happen, if you had watched TV you would have thought it was our last day,” he said, referring to fears the budget would be unable to sail through the National Assembly.


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PIA closes office in Saudi Arabia – Pakistanis stranded

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The closure of Pakistan International Airline office in Riyadh has multiplied woes of stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia.

Passengers travelling by the national flag carrier also complained they were being overcharged for the special flights. It was reported that online PIA tickets were also not available, which compelled the expats to visit the PIA office. When the expats reached the PIA office in Riyadh, it was found closed. Passengers complained that agents were charging 3,000 Saudi Riyal instead of 1,800 Riyal announced by the national flag carrier.

On Monday, PIA increased flight prices for those travelling from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. According to a notification by the Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh, all passengers, travelling from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan’s cities including Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Multan, will be charged 1,861 Saudi Riyal (Rs81,884) for economy class, and 2,182 Saudi Riyal (Rs96,000) for economy plus class.

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It also mentioned that passengers do not need to come to the Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh or Consulate-General Pakistan, as they could contact the PIA call centre, PIA booking offices and the airline’s website and the travel agents concerned to purchase tickets.

If passengers are overcharged, they could contact Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh and give the contact number of the PIA officials.

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A PIA spokesperson Ather Awan, however, admitted an increase in fare. “All flights between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are special flights because Saudi Arabia had denied entry of passengers after the coronavirus pandemic outbreak,” he said.

“Planes fly without any passengers from Pakistan. To meet expenditures of fuel, the PIA makes it economically viable and fares are slightly high,” Awan added. According to him, the PIA was following the standard operation procedures (SOPs) for air passengers. He said that on Boeing 777, at least 393 passengers can travel, but now only 240 passengers can travel under the set SOPs.


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News+: PIA records Rs6b loss monthly – Arshad Malik

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In the prevailing situation of coronavirus, the national flag carrier was running into loss of around six billion rupees on monthly basis, Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Air Marshal Arshad Malik apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday.

Briefing the prime minister who chaired a meeting on the reforms and restructuring of the national airline, the CEO PIA said that a sum of Rs 24 billion was being spent yearly on the payment of salaries to its 14,500 employees alone.

Arshad Malik also apprised the prime minister about the progress regarding investigation into the Karachi plane crash, handing over of bodies to their bereaved families and payment of compensation amount to the heirs of plane crash victims, the PM Office Media Wing in a press release said.

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The meeting was attended by Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for Information Senator Shibli Faraz, Advisor on Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain, Special Assistant Lt Gen (retd) Asim Salim Bajwa and other senior officials.

During the meeting, a time line for restructuring of the PIA and a comprehensive roadmap over reforms and implementation was also submitted before the prime minister.

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Addressing the meeting, the prime minister said due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s economy was facing difficulties. He said the people had to bear the burden of billions of rupees loss on monthly basis suffered by the state-owned entities.

He said with regard to the current situation, it was imperative to expedite restructuring and reforms process in the PIA, which had been running into billions of rupees loss on monthly basis.

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The prime minister stressed upon bringing down expenditures of the organisation, focusing on increase in its income and financial resources and upgradation of its fleet.

He also directed that special attention should be paid so that the PIA owned domestic and foreign assets, which could be utilized through a complete transparent and clear manner. The assets should create financial resources for the organization instead of becoming a burden on the general public, he observed.

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During the last 12 years, he said, ten heads of the organization had been changed. Due to the legal cases, he could not carry out his duties for a period of three months out of his 16 months tenure, he added.

Due to such issues, the reforms process in the organization was badly suffered, the prime minister was further briefed.

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Arshad Malik also gave a detailed briefing on the restructuring, improvement in the financial discipline, better and effective utilization of the PIA’s assets, and strategy over other related issues.

He said due to the prevailing situation, the airlines industry throughout the world had been affected and reforms in that regard, were carried out in the organization.


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PIA Plane Crash: Case fall on CEO


Civil society too came into action over the tragic plane crash in Karachi, as an application was filed with the Model

Civil society too came into action over the tragic plane crash in Karachi, as an application was filed with the Model Colony Police Station, declaring PIA CEO Arshad Malik and others responsible for the death of 97 people, reported NobleReporters

The application filed by Rizwan Khanzada sought filing of a case against Malik, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, PIA chief engineer and the relevant team.

The applicant says the technical team as well as ground and flight engineers should also be nominated as why “the out-of-order plane” was allowed to fly. Why the ground engineer and his subordinates allowed the plane to fly if the engine was out-of-order, he added.

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Malik, Sarwar and others should be investigated over poor performance and negligence, he said, adding that those pushing the passengers into death must not be forgiven.

Earlier on Tuesday, Sindh Minister Saeed Ghani told a press conference in Karachi that the PIA and Civil Aviation Authority heads should be removed immediately.

Describing the committee formed to probe the PIA plane crash just a drama, he also called for formation of an impartial inquiry commission.

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Malik is responsible for the crash, he said, adding that the probe could not be impartial as the CEO had already shared the details of investigation.

Ghani accused Malik of terrifying the people so that no one could speak up. The responsibility is being shifted to those who are now not in this world, said the PPP leader.

The Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) members should be made part of the inquiry team, he stressed.

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Similar views about the committee were earlier expressed by PPP leader Nafisa Shah as the Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) has already questioned the composition, expressing their doubts over the possible outcome.

Meanwhile, even days after a PIA plane crashed into a residential area in Karachi with at least 99 people on board, families of the victims are waiting for an official communication from the PIA on delivery of DNA reports and bodies of their near and dear ones.

With the passage of time, families of the victims are losing their patience. On Tuesday, relatives of some plane crash victims took to Twitter to vent their anger and frustration on PIA’s “callousness, insensitivity and incompetence” in the wake of the tragic incident.

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Adil Rahman, who introduces himself on Twitter as “Grieving Son of Wahida and Fazal Rahmaan”, says he lost both his parents in the PIA plane crash in Karachi on May 22 and now incompetence of the PIA authorities in handling the post-crash situation is adding to his misery.

Adil Rahman tweeted: “I lost both my parents in this tragic & horrific crash. I submit to Allah’s will. However the ordeal we are suffering at the hands of #PIA is inexcusable. Callous, Insensitive, incompetent…. #PIAPlaneCrash”

He slammed the PIA authorities for failing to develop a communication protocol for families of the plane crash victims. He wrote on Twitter: “@Official_PIA it has been 4 days, how hard is it to organize a communication protocol that is both accurate and compassionate. Why are we getting multiple phone calls at every shift change asking extremely crudely, “aap ko bodies mil gai hain?”

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Police Station, declaring PIA CEO Arshad Malik and others responsible for the death of 97 people, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. The application filed by Rizwan Khanzada sought filing of a case against Malik, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, PIA chief engineer and the relevant team. The applicant says the technical team as well as ground and flight engineers should also be nominated as why “the out-of-order plane” was allowed to fly. Why the ground engineer and his subordinates allowed the plane to fly if the engine was out-of-order, he added. Malik, Sarwar and others should be investigated over poor performance and negligence, he said, adding that those pushing the passengers into death must not be forgiven. Earlier on Tuesday, Sindh Minister Saeed Ghani told a press conference in Karachi that the PIA and Civil Aviation Authority heads should be removed immediately. Describing the committee formed to probe the PIA plane crash just a drama, he also called for formation of an impartial inquiry commission. Malik is responsible for the crash, he said, adding that the probe could not be impartial as the CEO had already shared the details of investigation. Ghani accused Malik of terrifying the people so that no one could speak up. The responsibility is being shifted to those who are now not in this world, said the PPP leader. The Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) members should be made part of the inquiry team, he stressed. Similar views about the committee were earlier expressed by PPP leader Nafisa Shah as the Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) has already questioned the composition, expressing their doubts over the possible outcome. Meanwhile, even days after a PIA plane crashed into a residential area in Karachi with at least 99 people on board, families of the victims are waiting for an official communication from the PIA on delivery of DNA reports and bodies of their near and dear ones. With the passage of time, families of the victims are losing their patience. On Tuesday, relatives of some plane crash victims took to Twitter to vent their anger and frustration on PIA’s “callousness, insensitivity and incompetence” in the wake of the tragic incident. Adil Rahman, who introduces himself on Twitter as “Grieving Son of Wahida and Fazal Rahmaan”, says he lost both his parents in the PIA plane crash in Karachi on May 22 and now incompetence of the PIA authorities in handling the post-crash situation is adding to his misery. Adil Rahman tweeted: “I lost both my parents in this tragic & horrific crash. I submit to Allah’s will. However the ordeal we are suffering at the hands of #PIA is inexcusable. Callous, Insensitive, incompetent…. #PIAPlaneCrash” He slammed the PIA authorities for failing to develop a communication protocol for families of the plane crash victims. He wrote on Twitter: “@Official_PIA it has been 4 days, how hard is it to organize a communication protocol that is both accurate and compassionate. Why are we getting multiple phone calls at every shift change asking extremely crudely, “aap ko bodies mil gai hain?”


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PIA Plane Crash: Grieving Son Cries Out says ‘Have Mercy on my Deceased Parents’ (Details)


Even four days after a PIA plane crashed into a residential area in Karachi with at least 99 people on board, families of the victims are waiting for an official communication from the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on delivery of DNA reports and bodies of their near and dear ones.

With the passage of time, families of the victims are losing their patience. On Tuesday, relatives of some plane crash victims took to Twitter to vent their anger and frustration on PIA’s “callousness, insensitivity and incompetence” in the wake of the tragic incident.

Adil Rahman, who introduces himself on Twitter as “Grieving Son of Wahida and Fazal Rahmaan”, says he lost both his parents in the PIA plane crash in Karachi on May 22 and now incompetence of the PIA authorities in handling the post-crash situation is adding to his misery.

Adil Rahman tweeted: “I lost both my parents in this tragic & horrific crash. I submit to Allah’s will. However the ordeal we are suffering at the hands of #PIA is inexcusable. Callous, Insensitive, incompetent…. #PIAPlaneCrash”Adil Rahman@Arnahstl

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He slammed the PIA authorities for failing to develop a communication protocol for families of the plane crash victims. He wrote on Twitter: “@Official_PIA it has been 4 days, how hard is it to organize a communication protocol that is both accurate and compassionate. Why are we getting multiple phone calls at every shift change asking extremely crudely, “aap ko bodies mil gai hain?”

Adil Rahman asked if the national flag carrier ever hired crisis management personnel to deal with such situations. He asked: “@Official_PIA isn’t this your job? Don’t you have any capable crisis management personnel? Why are you so heartless? You wake up the grieving family at 2:30am to ask the same asinine questions, aap ka naam keya hai? Aap ka rishta kya hai? Bodies mil gai hain?”

He asked the PIA to give some consideration to their pain and suffering and said that infighting between Lahore and Karachi forensic teams has already begun. He wrote: “@Official_PIA have some consideration for our pain and suffering. Infighting between LHE & KHI forensic teams has already delayed the victim identification process. Bodies are getting stolen. Have mercy on my deceased parents. do you have no soul or fear Allah?! @ImranKhanPTI”

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Another complainant said he has not received the DNA reports of some members of this family who died in the plane crash four days ago.

Kumail Polani, who introduces himself as COO of the Polani’s Group of Travel Companies and deputy convenor of the Diplomatic Committee of the FPCCI, took to Twitter to lodge his complaint against the PIA and tagged Prime Minister Imran Khan and Press Information Department of the federal government in the hope someone might hear his voice and help him.Kumail Polani@KumailPolani

Another complainant, Arif Iqal says he lost his wife and three kids in the PIA plane crash. His wife and daughter were identified with the help of their dress and jewelry, but his son and second daughter have yet to be identified. In a video message, Iqbal asked @ImranKhanPTI for help.The Times of Karachi@TOKCityOfLights

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Arif Iqal lost wife and three kids in #PIAPlaneCrash. His wife and one daughter were identified with the help of their dress and jewelry but his son and daughter are yet to be identified. In a video message, Iqbal requested @ImranKhanPTI for the help.

As many as 97 people were killed when an Airbus A320 passenger plane flying from Lahore to Karachi crashed near Jinnah International Airport on Friday afternoon. Two male passengers onboard the PIA flight survived the crash, government officials confirmed on Saturday.


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PIA Plane Crash Probe: Airbus team reach Karachi


An Airbus team comprising French experts arrived in Karachi on Tuesday morning in connection with the probe into the PIA plane crash, N.Rs report

During their 16-hour-long stay in the port city, the team members visit the plane crash site and provide technical assistance to the Pakistani authorities.

Meanwhile, the team will carry the black box with them to France for decoding – besides engine parts – which will help ascertaining the real cause behind the crash.

On the other hand, the father of Sajjad Gul – the pilot of the ill-fated PIA flight – expressed his serious reservations of over the investigation team announced by the Pakistan government as he called for impartial probe into the incident, NobleReporters report

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The Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) has already conveyed its unhappiness over the composition of the inquiry team.

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Earlier, the Airbus said it was assisting in the investigation. “In line with ICAO annex 13, Airbus is providing full technical assistance to the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses [Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety] of France and to the Pakistani Authorities in charge of the investigation. Technical support is also being provided by Pakistan International Airlines and engine manufacturer CFM.”

Earlier the runway inspection report mentioned that the plane’s left engine touched the runway at 4,500 feet and the right one at 5,500 feet. However, plane’s belly didn’t touch which enabled the pilot to take off again.

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The Jinnah International Airport’s runway is around 10,000 feet long and there were marks of the engines on the runway between around 6,000 to 7,000 feet.

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Pictures taken of the plane minutes before it crashed indicated that its Ram Air Turbine (RAT) was deployed. White puffs of smoke could also be seen coming from the engine as well as dark marks on both the engines at the undersides. Deployment of the RAT means that both the engines of the plane have been failed or failing.

Images captured by local photographer group, Pakistan’s Planespotters, appeared to show both engine cowlings of the A320 having scratch marks implying contact with the ground.

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Also, the aircraft is pictured with its Ram Air Turbine (RAT) deployed with white smoke trailing from each engine. The RAT is a small turbine that can be manually or automatically deployed as a last resort electric source for the aircraft’s main electrical supply.

It is automatically deployed should the main electrical bus bars fail to gain power from either both engine generators, which only have power if the engines are turned on, or from the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), which is normally used during ground operations or as part of a coordinated response to an emergency situation.

Meanwhile, a new satellite video shows the pilot of the ill-fated PIA plane first tried to land the plane on the runway, but then took it off again. For the next 20 seconds, location of the plane is showing over the runway. Then the pilot turned his plane left and continued to fly for another two minutes.

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As the pilot said in his conversation with the air traffic controller that he had lost both engines of his plane, he tried to take a short cut to reach the runway again. However, the plane disappeared from the radar as the pilot was trying to reach the runway for the second landing.

The plane was just short of the runway perimeter when it struck houses in the residential area.


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Breaking: PIA to charge this amount for special flight to US


The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will charge 1,982 dollars for executive class and 1,385 dollars for economy class as one-way airfare for its fifth special flight to and from the US, reported NobleReporters on Tuesday.

The fifth PIA special flight will take off for the US on Saturday and will return to Islamabad on June 2.

Earlier according to a press release issued by the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, the Government of Pakistan will operate a special flight for repatriation of stranded Pakistanis from the Newark Airport In New Jersey on June 1 for Islamabad. This will be the fifth PIA special flight from the United States in this regard.

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Stranded Pakistanis registered with the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington and four Pakistani consulates in the US will be accommodated on the flight on June 1. Those not already registered are encouraged to do so with the Embassy and its four consulates.

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The PIA special flight will depart for Islamabad for New Jersey on May 31 carrying stranded US citizens/permanent residents. Passengers interested to take this flight from Pakistan on May 31 are advised to contact PIA, said the statement of the Pakistani embassy.


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PIA plane crash: Victims’ DNA reports to be out in 21 days – Pechuho


Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that 19 victims of the Karachi PIA plane crash have been identified while DNA reports of the rest will take 21 days to arrive.

She was holding a press conference with Information and Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Murtaza Wahab.

The Health Minister said a total of 97 people were killed in the crash while two survived, of which one is admitted in Dar-ul-Sehat and the other was being treated at the Civil Hospital.

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She said that after the incident, 66 bodies were taken to Jinnah and 31 to Civil Hospital including 68 men, 26 women and 3 children. So far, 19 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families.

Pechuho said that so far DNA samples of 97 bodies have been taken and 47 relatives have also submitted samples of their DNA. The final DNA reports will take 21 days, she added.

Replying to a question, the provincial health minister said that the governor misstated about DNA as we have set up a high quality laboratory in Sindh and all DNA tests will be conducted in the lab of Karachi University.

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On this occasion, Murtaza Wahab said that six residents of the neighbourhood were injured because of the plane crash while 16 were displaced who have now been moved to a local hotel. Moreover, 19 houses, 10 vehicles and three motorcycles were also affected because of the plane crash.

The Sindh government spokesman added that the fire brigade, the mayor of Karachi, Chhipa, Edhi, civil and military agencies worked together in rescue efforts. He appealed to the public to celebrate Eid with simplicity in view of the current situation.

In response to a question, Murtaza Wahab said that the moral and legal responsibility for the accident lies with the PIA and it should compensate those affected for the losses.

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Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that 19 victims of the Karachi PIA plane crash have been identified while DNA reports of the rest will take 21 days to arrive. She was holding a press conference with Information and Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Murtaza Wahab. The Health Minister said a total of 97 people were killed in the crash while two survived, of which one is admitted in Dar-ul-Sehat and the other was being treated at the Civil Hospital. She said that after the incident, 66 bodies were taken to Jinnah and 31 to Civil Hospital including 68 men, 26 women and 3 children. So far, 19 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families. Pechuho said that so far DNA samples of 97 bodies have been taken and 47 relatives have also submitted samples of their DNA. The final DNA reports will take 21 days, she added. Replying to a question, the provincial health minister said that the governor misstated about DNA as we have set up a high quality laboratory in Sindh and all DNA tests will be conducted in the lab of Karachi University. On this occasion, Murtaza Wahab said that six residents of the neighbourhood were injured because of the plane crash while 16 were displaced who have now been moved to a local hotel. Moreover, 19 houses, 10 vehicles and three motorcycles were also affected because of the plane crash. The Sindh government spokesman added that the fire brigade, the mayor of Karachi, Chhipa, Edhi, civil and military agencies worked together in rescue efforts. He appealed to the public to celebrate Eid with simplicity in view of the current situation. In response to a question, Murtaza Wahab said that the moral and legal responsibility for the accident lies with the PIA and it should compensate those affected for the losses.


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PIA plane crash: I feel sad – Former Pakistani PM express


Former premier Nawaz Sharif has expressed sympathies with the plane crash victims. 

More than 55 people died when a PIA plane crashed in Karachi on Friday. As soon as the media broke the story, people started sympathising with the bereaved families and praying for early recovery of the injured. “The today’s tragedy has made me feel very sad,” Nawaz said in a message to the victims.

The ex-PM prayed the Almighty may rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families. He paid tribute to the aircrew, saying he saluted the staff that did their job with dedication.


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Arshad Malik, PIA CEO clears Air on crash.


The PIA plane, which crashed in Karachi on Friday afternoon, was “technically sound”, PIA CEO Arshad Malik told a press conference in Karachi on Friday evening.

Malik said that 2-3 days were required to complete the operation and then the Aviation Ministry would launch an inquiry into the crash.

He said he wanted the inquiry report to be completed as soon as possible but could not give a timeframe for that. He said that PIA would not interfere in the inquiry.

The PIA chief said 99 people, including passengers and air crew, were onboard the ill-fated plane and “we have reports of 19 dead in Civil Hospital and 22 in other hospitals” as of now.

He said the pilot established a final landing approach and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) control room gave him a green signal to go ahead.

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“The pilot then did a go-around. He said he is preparing for a second approach. “Now what was the reason for the go-around? Please do not speculate,” Malik said, adding that facts could be ascertained through flight recorder and the black box.

“Nothing can be said until the black box is found,” he said. After the go-around, the PIA official said, the pilot gave a call, saying he “will establish for second approach”.

“Something happened there and there can only be ambiguities until we receive the voice and data recorders.

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I say this with responsibility that when it is received, we’ll know whether there was a technical fault, some other issue, some outside activity, bird hit, etc.

“When the plane lowered down, the ATC asked the pilot if there was an issue and the pilot said, ‘Yes, I am facing a problem,’ after which the communication was cut off.”

“The plane crash-landed in a street: it caused damage but thankfully no building collapsed,” he said. He spoke about the victims and the response to the incident.

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He said that families of the victims were welcome to come and stay at airport hotels in Karachi that have been vacated. All affected persons are going to be accommodated at airport hotels and other government facilities.

He said the Safety Investigation Board “is a government body that will oversee the investigation” and it was “independent of PIA and will operate under its own SOPs”.

Malik said the monitoring of the aircraft’s technical soundness was done by the industry, which has a database through which “they keep a close eye on the aircraft’s health”.

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“I do not wish to give any further information [on the survivors] and I do not want to give anyone false hopes.

Our emergency response centre is working round-the-clock to ascertain the facts,” he said. “I will provide more information as soon as we have it,” he promised.


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