KARACHI: Bank of Punjab Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zafar Masud was among the two survivors after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony near Jinnah International Airport.
As per details, CEO, Zafar Masud was among the 98 persons travelling in Karachi-bound PIA flight PK-8303 from Lahore, which crashed in the Jinnah Garden area in Model Colony almost a minute before landing.
Sindh health officials have said that so far, 76 people have been confirmed dead. It is, however, unclear if the deceased were all onboard the flight or include area residents as well where the crash took place.
Soon after the incident, rescue workers reached at the scene and started rescue operation. Zafar Masud was shifted to the Darul Sehat Hospital after being recovered from the crash site and is reportedly out of danger. He spoke to his mother on the phone and informed her about his health.
According to Darul Sehat Hospital’s administration, Masud sustained fractures to his hip and collar bones, adding that there were no burn marks on his body, only scratches.
Doctors informed that Masud’s CT scan had been done and he was out of danger. His brother was with him in the hospital.
Sindh government spokesperson Senator Murtaza Wahab later confirmed that there are two people who miraculously survived the crash.
Wahab said on Twitter, the survivors’ names “are Zafar Masood & Mohd Zubair” and “both are in stable condition.”
So far i can confirm that 2 passengers on board the PIA plane have miraculously survived the crash. Their names are Zafar Masood & Mohd Zubair. Both are in stable condition. Keep praying for others
— SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) May 22, 2020
Sindh Education Minister Senator Saeed Ghani also visited the other survivor identified as Mohammad Zubair.
The hospital administration said Zubair faced minor injuries and was currently under treatment at the burns ward.
پی آئی اے کے بدقسمت طیارے کے حادثے میں زندہ بچ جانے والے خوش نصیب محمد زبیر کے ساتھ pic.twitter.com/qYfrJEXANj
— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) May 22, 2020