Bodies of crash victims reach Karachi

Nasir Mahmood

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - Karachi—The bodies of six victims of Bhoja Airline plane crash near Islamabad on Friday evening were brought to Karachi by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-301 on Saturday afternoon. The spokesman of the PIA stated this. He identified the dead as: Raza Ali Khan, Babu, Abbas Ali, Imran Waheed, Irfan and Tasleem Begum.

PIA spokesman said that a Desk has been set up at the Cargo Terminal of Karachi Airport to help the heirs of the victims to collect the bodies. Arrangements have also been made at the Cargo Complex for ambulances to take the bodies to respective places. Earlier in the day, PIA flew a special flight to Islamabad to take 94 heirs of the air crash victims to Islamabad free of cost.

Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has called for high-level probe to be done into Bhoja plane crash. In a statement on Saturday, MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that facts about the crash should be shared with the nation. He said those responsible for the crash should be given a strong punishment after carrying out investigation on every aspect of the tragic incident. He said aviation laws should be applied on private airlines.

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