World expresses grief over passenger plane crash in Pakistan

World expresses grief over passenger plane crash in Pakistan
Islamabad: Heads and foreign ministers of several countries expressed condolence over the lost of precious lives in a tragic incident of a Pakistani passenger plane crash.

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 hit with technical glitches minute before the landing at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and it crashed in residential area of Madina Colony.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended condolences to his Pakistani counterpart, Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan over tragic happening.

"Russia shares the grief of those who have lost their relatives and friends in this catastrophe and hopes for quick recovery of all the injured persons," Putin wrote in a letter.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed deep grief over the loss of lives.

“Deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured,” Modi said in a tweet.

On the other hand, foreign ministers of Canada, Switzerland, Netheralnds and Sri Lanka made telephonic contact with Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and expressed condolence.