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President, PM, others grieved on loss of lives in crash

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KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt. Gen. Humayun Aziz visits the PIA plane crash site and reviews the relief activities, here Friday. - NNI photo

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have expressed grief and sorrow over loss of precious human lives in tragic crash of PIA aircraft in Karachi.
In their separate messages, they prayed higher status for the deceased and commiserated with the bereaved families. They directed concerned authorities and departments to immediately undertake relief and rescue efforts and provide medical aid to the injured.
The Prime Minister also ordered immediate inquiry into the plane crash incident. He said he is shocked and saddened by the PIA plane crash. In a tweet, he said, “I am in touch with PIA Chief Executive Officer Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi and with the rescue and relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now.”
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan have too expressed grief over the crash of PIA Airbus 320 aircraft near Karachi airport. In their separate messages, they said that all-out support will be provided to civil administration in rescue and relief operation.
Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah have expressed grief over the tragic crash of PIA plane and ordered Aircraft Accident Investigation Board for immediate inquiry into the incident.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Asim Saleem Bajwa in his statement said that all available emergency resources are being utilized on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan in rescuing operation.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah have also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad incident of plane crash near Karachi airport. In their separate messages, they while expressing their sympathies with the affected families, directed all the concerned officials to provide best possible care to the injured.
They also directed the concerned authorities to carry out the rescue and relief operation in a coordinated manner.
Meanwhile, expressing deep sorrow and grief over tragic crash of national flag carrier plane in Karachi on Friday, top court Chief justice Gulzar Ahmed and judges of the court have extended their condolence to the families of those who lost their lives in the terrible incident.
Spokesperson of the Supreme Court, Shahid Hussain Kamboyo in a statement issued soon after the Pakistan International Airlines plane crash near Karachi airport said, “They have extended their heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies to members of the bereaved families who lost their lives in the tragic incident on Friday. They prayed to Almighty Allah to shower His blessings upon the departed soul and give patience to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity (Ameen).” – TLTP