KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail visited the residence of Ansar Naqvi, a senior journalist and Director News of a private TV channel, who was among the victims lost lives in PIA’s plane crash at Karachi on Friday.
The Sindh Governor expressed his condolences to Shehryar and Shazin, sons of the deceased journalist. Imran Ismail said that the plane crash was a big tragedy and was a great shock especially to the families of the victims, said a statement on Saturday.
He said that Ansar Naqvi was a senior journalist as well as a very good man who was always ready to teach his juniors.
Earlier, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane crashed in a residential area near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Friday less than a minute before landing. It is estimated that at least 98 people were aboard the plane, including 85 passengers.
PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez had confirmed the crash and added that the A320 Airbus was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK-8303.
The spokesman said the aircraft lost contact with ATC Karachi at 1437 hours and crashing after developing a technical fault. Captain Sajjad Gul and First Officer Usman Azam were flying the aircraft.
The crew members were Fareed Ahmed Chaudhry, Abdul Qayyum Ashraf, Malik Irfan Ghallu, Madiha Iram, Amina Irfan, and Aasman Shahzadi.