PIA CEO visits aggrieved families of crashed plane crew

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PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik met with the family members of deceased PIA crew who lost their lives in the unfortunate air crash.
He visited their houses in Lahore. He expressed his condolences with the families of the deceased. He said that the entire PIA including himself is with the families of the deceased at this time of grief and will do whatever possible for their assistance.
The process of identification and handing over of bodies of deceased passengers continues and till Saturday evening 69 bodies were indentified and 63 were handed over to the families.
On Saturday, funeral prayers of five deceased passengers were offered in Karachi and also attended by PIA senior officials.
The funeral of Squardon Leader Zainul Arif was held at Korangi Creek with full honour by PAF. PIA chief technical officer along with PIA scouts attended. The funerals of senior journalist Ansar Naqvi and other deceased passengers Eshmael Faruqui, Eyleen Faruqui, Kashif Afzaal were also attended by PIA officials.
PIA transported 6 bodies through PK 304 from Karachi to Lahore. The coffins of 4 deceased PIA crew and others were sent off by PIA chief operating officer and chief security officer at Karachi Airport.
Upon arrival of 6 bodies of deceased which included the captain, first officer air-hostess and steward, PIA employees were unable to control their emotions, offered Namaz-e-Janazah at the airport. PIA officials are providing support and assistance to the aggrieved families.

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