Yesterday a heart wrenching news broke the rush in the ongoing pandemic, the national and international leadership on Friday presented a wave of grief on the plane crash in Karachi’s Model Town Colony. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 crashed on Friday in a residential area near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport after losing its engines.
It’s been estimated that this plane contains 98 people on board who were traveling from Lahore to Karachi in the Airbus A-320. When it’s been crashed it had 98 count of people who included 91 passengers and 7 aircraft staff.
This tragedy was becoming more on the spike because it occurred on the Holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr was just around the corner. Certainly many of the people were going for the celebration of this festival with their family and loved ones.
Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan prayed for the soul of victims who lost their lives in this tragic happening.
Imran Khan, Prime Minister also condoled and said “shocked and saddened by the crash. He was in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik who was on his way to Karachi, adding “this is the priority right now”.
The leading guaranteed that an inquiry will instantaneously be directed. He extended “prayers and condolences” to the families of the departed.
Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan naval chiefs also come up with the sadness expression in their statements and they showed condolence for the loss of the lived in this plane crash. This plane crash includes several dead counts and some injured on ground bodies.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement that “the COAS directed provision of full assistance to civil administration in rescue and relief efforts.”
Furthermore, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, has articulated sadness over this tragic incident. “The PAF stands by PIA at this difficult time and extends all-out support in rescue operation, PAF press release added.
Asif Ali Zardari, former president also expressed the sign of grieve for those who lost their lives in this unpredictable event.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated that “he was “deeply grieved” over the “devastating plane crash” with so many people minutes away from being home for Eid.”
He said his prayers are with all the families. “We are in the midst of grave challenges as a nation and in these times of trial, we must show resolve and unity,” the foreign minister added.
Not only from the Pakistan, leaders across the globe showed solidarity and huge condolence as soon as the crash happened. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the news from Pakistan is “devastating” and termed it a “terrible tragedy”.
“To the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the crash of PK8303, and to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, our hearts go out to you. Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts today,” he added.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin uttered his “deep condolences on tragic consequences of passenger plane crash in Karachi”.
Nepal’s Prime Minister, K.P. Sharma Oli stated that “he was “deeply shocked to hear the news”.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “deeply saddened” by the loss of life due to the plane crash. “Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured,” he added.
Across the globe nations uttered the sadness on this tragic happening.
The need of hour is that no one wants to play blame game but yes we all are up to. Government and the staff of the working departments should consider their responsibilities. In my opinion this is the most tragic thing have been heard as this covid-19 pandemic is in the list. World and matters needs everyone to reunite so the issues like this could be controllable.