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Martyred of army plane crash laid to rest

Martyred of army plane crash laid to rest
July 31, 2019
The funeral prayers of martyred pilots and crew members who embraced martyrdom in a plane crash near Mora Kalu were offered at Chaklala Garrison. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, serving and retired military personnel and relatives of martyred attended the funeral. The Pakistan Army martyred personnel has been laid to rest their native areas. At least 18 people – including five crew members and 13 civilian – were killed after a Pakistan Army aviation plane on a routine training flight crashed near Mora Kalu Rawalpindi in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army’s aircraft was on it routine flight when it crashed near Rabi Plaza. Two pilots and three crew members of the plane were among the dead. Five military officials, including two officers of the ranks of Lieutenant Colonel, Saqib and Wasim, Naib Subedar Mohammad Afzal and two Hawaldars, Amin and Rehmat, were martyred in the crash, the ISPR said. Thirteen civilians who were martyred in the incident included Muhammad Jamil, Robena, Habib, Parri Bibi, Muhammad Shabbir, Fatma Bibi, Uzma Bibi, Abdul Hafeez, Rahela Bibi, Fiazan Hameed, Fozia Bibi, Audul Rauf, Amna Bibi and Iqra. The injured were identified as Muhammad Yousaf, Shamim, Iqra Bibi, Suria Bibi, Saba Jan and Muhammad Nadeem. Three residents also got minor wounds who were discharged from hospital after medical treatment. On the other hands, bodies of six martyred children and 13 citizens were handed over to their relatives. The funeral prayers for 10 martyred citizens were offered at Dhok Awan. Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Farooq Haider also attended the funeral. The funerals of the martyred civilians were also held in their respective areas. The ISPR said that rescue teams of the Pakistan Army and Rescue 1122 had reached the site of the incident and a fire had been extinguished. Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited the site of the plane crash where he was briefed by Pakistan Army officers on the mishap. According to rescue sources, three houses collapsed after the plane crash which five other houses were engulfed by fire. The eye witnesses said that the plane was crashed before them and they called to rescue 1122 after reached first. People of the area noticed at around 2:00am the falling aircraft with heavy sound in the Rawat area. A local person said he saw the aircraft crashing with big bang, which caused fire which engulfed four houses. “Locals rushed to the scene but the aircraft had burnt to ashes,” he said. Volunteers took out the wounded people from the burning houses and shifted them to hospitals. President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed their grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the aircraft crash. In their separate statements, they condoled with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of those injured in the incident. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PM’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the crash and prayed for high reward of the martyrs and courage for the bereaved families to bear this loss with fortitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-wJ1RjM-jo