PIA air crash victims remembered on fifth anniversary

PIA air crash victims remembered on fifth anniversary

CHITRAL: On the fifth anniversary of the PK-661 crash, all the 47 passengers who lost their lives while going to Islamabad from Chitral on board the ill-fated plane were remembered here on Dec 7.

PIA air crash victims.

Functions were held to commemorate those perished in the air crash, including renowned religious personality Junaid Jamshed and Osama Ahmed Warraich, the then deputy commissioner of Chitral.

Lower Chitral deputy commissioner Hasan Abid laid a wreath on the monument of the martyrs of the plane crash after the salute by a contingent of Chitral police.

Later, Quran Khwani was held at the Deputy Commissioner’s House and in different mosques of the town, including the Shahi Masjid, for the .PIA air crash victims.
Civil society organisations also organised a function at the Chitral Press Club to remember the crash victims.

The speakers expressed anguish over the government’s failure to bring to the book those found guilty of negligence by an inquiry report as the plane went down due to technical fault.

They also demanded of the government to pay adequate compensation to the heirs of the crash victims.–Dawn

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