Pakistan

Black box of PK-661 recovered from crash site

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The black box of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-661 that crashed near Havelian on Wednesday has been recovered, Dunya News reported. PIA flight PK-661 took off from Chitral at 3:40pm on Wednesday and crashed near Havelian at 4:16pm, killing all 48 persons on board including five of crew members. Rescuers

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Air hostess Asma’s last SMS to father-in-law will move you to tears

ISLAMABAD – “Thank you Abu,” said Asma while leaving for the last flight that took her life, leaving her two children for regrets and lamentations to the immutable fact that they have been orphaned. Asma was one of five crew members and 42 passengers on board the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661, which crashed

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‘Fake’ audio clip recorded inside PK-661 before crash goes viral

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Soon after the horrific crash of PK-661, television channels aired some audio clips claiming that these relate to PK-661 moments before the crash however, these audio clips are fake, it has been learnt. The audio clips being shared on social and electronic media actually relate to Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta when

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“Mayday, Mayday”, problem in aircraft engine, pilot’s last message

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chitral to Islamabad plane pilot’s last message details have been revealed. Captain Saleh Janjua and Co-pilot First Officer Ali Akram were operating the unfortunate flight, while Ahmed Janjua was a trainee pilot. Civil Aviation sources said that the pilot had contacted near Havelian and sent a “Mayday” call to the control

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The crashed PIA plane was not fit for flying but it was forced by Director Flight Operation

ISLAMABAD – The PIA plane, flight PK-661 carrying 47 people on-board that crashed near Havelian city of Abbottabad district on Wednesday was not technically fit for taking flights and operating. According to Ab Tak News, the plane had a questionable history and was not given clearance by the engineers and was flown under the duress of Director Flight

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Adios, Junaid Jamshed (1964 – 2016)

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Junaid Jamshed aged 52, born on 3rd September 1964 in Karachi.  His father Jamshed Akber Khan was a retired Group Captain in Pakistan Air Force. After graduating from local boarding high school in Lahore, Jamshed proceeded to join the PAF, initially focusing to become professional F-16 fighter pilot. But due to

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Junaid Jamshed and family dead in PIA plane crash near Havelian: Sources

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Renowned preacher Junaid Jamshed and his family died in a plane crash near Havelian city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday. The singer turned entrepreneur, along with his wife Neha Junaid and their three children, was in Chitral for a Tablieeghi congregation. Born on September 3, 1964, Junaid Jamshed rose to fame

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PIA plane with some 47 people on board crashes near Havelian

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 47 people crashed Wednesday on a domestic flight from the mountainous northern city of Chitral to Islamabad, aviation authorities confirmed. According Civil Aviation Authority sources, the ATR-42 plane with 47 passengers went missing from the radar near Havelian while it was on its way to

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Careem introduces women drivers in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Taxi-hailing service Careem introduced women drivers in Pakistan on Wednesday, a rare initiative in a country where women account for only 22 percent of the workforce. Careem has a larger market share than rival Uber in most of the 32 cities in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region in which

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Justice Saqib Nisar appointed 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Justice Saqib Nisar is to replace CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali as the next chief justice of Pakistan on Dec 31, after President Mamnoon Hussain announced his appointment on Wednesday. Following the president’s approval, the Law ministry has also issued a notification in this regard. CJP Jamali is set to retire by the end

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