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Shibli Faraz calls PIA crash ‘extremely saddening’


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd May, 2020
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Shibli Faraz

Federal Information Minister while condoling over the incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft crash, said we are with the affected families in these critical times.

He called it an “extremely saddening accident”. “We are with the affected families in their grief. The primary attention is on relief activities right now.”

Federal Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar also expressed deep grief and sadness over the incident and has ordered the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board to conduct an “immediate inquiry” into the crash.

SAPM on Information and broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa said that on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directions, all emergency services and resources have been mobilised and evacuation is in progress.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expresses deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident of PIA plane crash which claimed at least 90 lives.

Furthermore A statement by ISPR said Army Quick Reaction Force and Sindh Pakistan Rangers reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.

Moreover Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief over the incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft crash.

On Friday he tweeted:

Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has also expressed condolences over the tragic incident.

He wrote in his tweet:

Deeply grieved over devastating plane crash in res area flying to Khi & mins away from landing with many making way home for Eid. Terrible tragedy, my prayers with all families. We are in midst of grave challenges as a nation & in these times of trial we must show resolve & unity

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