Dead bodies of two of the victims of plane crash were buried in
CHITRAL: The dead bodies of two of the victims of plane
crash were buried in Chitral here on Friday which included that of
Muhammad Takbir of Bakrabad village and Haji Nawaz of Goldur in
The dead bodies were taken to Chitral last night from Islamabad
which had been identified in the earlier stage by their relatives
with the help of some specific signs and clothing at the site of
Out of the twenty persons perished in the crash from Chitral, the
bodies of eighteen are yet to be identified and transported to
their villages after carrying out DNA tests.
Quran khwani were reported to be held almost in all the mosques
after juma prayers for the souls departed in the aftermath of plane
crash while people thronged the houses of the victims for
The commandant of Chitral Scouts, colonel Nizamud Din Shah
participated in both the two funeral prayers and also went to the
houses of the victims to condole with the bereaved families.
Meanwhile, the civil society organizations criticized PIA for the
catastrophe and hold the management responsible for sending the
faulty plane to Chitral.
Addressing a press conference, the chief executive officer of
Northern Citizen Community Board, Shahzada Ibrahim said that the
tragedy of plane crash was the result of corruption and
mismanagement in the national flag carrier and the chairman should
have resigned in recognition of his failure.
He said that if the chairman is believed that there was no
technical fault in the aircraft and the pilot was a consummate
aviator, then he should tell us about the exact reason of the
Mr. Ibrahim alleged that the whole fleet of the aircrafts being
operated in the route were outdated and were not airworthy but the
airline was flying them at the risk of passengers which should be
stopped forthwith to save the precious lives.
He demanded that the inquiry being conducted into the plane crash
incident should be made public and those responsible should be
brought to book and make them examples for others venturing to make
money by placing the lives of people at risk.
Later on, a public meeting was held in PIA Chowk soon after juma
prayers under the aegis of Chitral Students Welfare Association to
criticize the government and the PIA management for the air
Addressed by Sher Jahan Khan and others, the meeting demanded of
the government to increase the compensation money of the victims to
10 million rupees and expedite the process of identification of the