The Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) has collected the DNA samples of 52 victims of the PK8303 flight incident.
PFSA Director-General Dr. Tahir Ashraf said that they had collected DNA samples from Karachi, and have returned to Lahore.
He said, “DNA samples of 52 deceased individuals and their families have been obtained,” “We will start releasing DNA reports after Wednesday.”
The PFSA had reached Karachi to get the samples as the Punjab government had given orders.
Whereas, Sindh Forensic and DNA Laboratory Karachi University informed that families of 67 victims have provided samples.
Ministry of Health and Population Welfare Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho had said that Sindh had its own
Forensic/Genome Lab at Karachi University where the DNA sampling of all the unidentified plane crash victims will take place.
“We also have a lab at Liaquat University Jamshoro,”
She also said that the team had come from Punjab to investigate the plane crash incident.
She said, “Sindh is capable of conducting the DNA sampling and the Governor [Imran Ismail] should not politicize such a tragedy by giving out statements without having complete knowledge,”
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that 97 bodies have been recovered from PIA’s plane crash incident that happened yesterday. Whereas, 2 passengers have miraculously survived.
According to the official Tweet by ISPR, Army Search & Rescue team, Army troops Rangers & social welfare organizations are conducting rescue operations at the spot.
In addition to this, ISPR further reported that 25 houses have been cleared. Their residents have been accommodated at various places with the assistance of Civil Administration.