Karachi plane crash is a national tragedy: CM Punjab

Karachi plane crash is a national tragedy: CM Punjab
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the Karachi plane crash is a national tragedy and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives as a result of the tragic incident.

In a statement, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar said that he was deeply saddened over the loss of precious human lives in the Karachi plane crash. He shared the grief of the families of the victims.

"Karachi plane crash is a national tragedy, every heart is sad and tears are shed over this tragedy", CM Punjab added.

He further said that the loved ones of the victims of the tragic accident know the grief. He prayed to Allah Almighty to grant patience to the bereaved families.

It is pertinent to remember that a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft, PK-8303, crashed with more than 100 passengers on board and eight crew members. The death toll from the crash of a PIA plane crash rose to 97, whereas, two passengers miraculously survived.

According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), flight PK8303 took off from Lahore airport and was slated to land at Jinnah International airport when it crashed in the residential area of Model Colony in Malir, nearly 4km away from the site of incident.

Few houses and cars also damaged in the incident, besides injuring number of local residents.

The health department of Sindh has confirmed that the death toll in the plane crash incident rises to 66. The officials said that 44 dead bodies were shifted to Jinnah Hospital and 32 to Civil Hospital.