PIA marks first anniversary of Karachi plane crash

KARACHI – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Saturday marked the first anniversary of Karachi plane crash a tragic incident that took lives of 97 onboard passengers. The PIA plane crashed into a residential area near Model Colony in Karachi’s Malir neighbourhood on May 22 last year after losing its engines. The PK-8303 tragedy was the third most-catastrophic aviation disaster in the country’s history though two passengers had survived miraculously. PIA has arranged Quran recitation at all central masajid and PIA Township whereas prayers were made for the deceased. At 2:44 pm on Saturday, the time of the accident, the entire PIA staff observed silence for a minute in memory of martyrs of the plane crash while Fateha was offered as well. Chief Executive Officer PIA, Air Marshal (r) Arshad Malik in his message termed the day as the darkest day in the history of the national flag carrier and said that all possible measure are taken to avert such a tragic incident in future. He said that Safety management system of the PIA was reinforced and it was working more efficiently.

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