Twelve victims of PIA plane crash buried in Chitral
CHITRAL: The last twelve victims of the PIA plane crash were
buried here on Saturday which were brought here by C-130 plane.
Six of a family, Mirza Gul, his wife Gul Huran, sons Hasan Ali and
Farhan Ali and daughters Samina Gul and Zahida Parveen of Garam
Chashma included the victims who were buried in their native
village of Izh Garam Chashma.
The only surviving member of the family Hasina Bibi, a 7th class
student, accompanied the bodies who had gone to Islamabad to give
sample for DNA.
The other bodies included that of Salman Zainul Abidin of Morder
village, Muhammad Ali of Zaiet village, Ahteramul Haq of
Booni,Muhammad Khan of Morder and Ayesha Usman of Shah Nigar Drosh.
The body of Shamshad Begum was laid to rest in Zhang Bazar village
whose father Muhammad Wazir Khan had also died in a plane crash in
Lowari Pass in March 1965.
Out of the forty seven passengers of the plane crash, twenty
belonged to Chitral.
District nazim Chitral, Maghfirat Shah received the coffins of the
plane victims in Chitral airport and dispatched them to their
respective villages and attended the funeral prayers in Zaiet,
Booni and Morder later on.
Addressing the gathering in the premises of Chitral airport, he
said that the loss of the twenty souls of Chitral had injured the
people alike resulting in grief and sorrow.
He expressed his deep commiseration with the bereaved families and
assured them of all out support from the district government they
needed in this hour of grief.
Mr. Shah said that the people of Chitral were grateful to the Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif for paying due attention in the
identification and transportation processes of the plane victims.
The commandant of Chitral Scouts colonel Nizamud Din Shah attended
the funeral prayer of the plane crash victims in Garam Chashma.
Floral wreath were placed at the graves of the plane crash victims
on behalf of PIA, Chitral Scouts and district government.