Remembering the victims of 7 Dec 2016 plane crash

7 Dec, 2017

Dear Sir,
The fateful incident of the plane crash on 07 December 2016 conjures up in our memory the doomsday like scenerio in Chitral. The news struck like a bolt from the blue that an ATR plane PK-667 enroute to Islamabad  crashed near Havelian killing all the passengers and crew members on board. The magnitude of the disaster was so huge that the District Government without a second thought announced a public holiday to mourn the loss the precious lives. The bereaved  families  had to undergo the agony waiting for several days to recieve the coffins of the deceased in the wake procedural DNA tests at PIMS Islamabad. Those who perished on the ill- fated plane included a prominent evengelist  Junaid Jamshed, deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich, Shahzada Farhad, Salman Abideen, Haji Muhammad Takbeer and Akbar Ali amongst others.The memory of the loved ones is still alive and will remain so forever. .. Khalid Pervaiz Raza, Chitral 07 Dec 2017