Plane tragedy: Bodies of 70 martyrs handed over to relatives
KARACHI (92 News) – Bodies of 70 people martyred in the plane crash tragedy have been handed over to their relatives, said the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesman.
He said that bodies of six martyrs, including co-pilot Usman, an air hostess and a flight steward, had been shifted to Lahore.
Meanwhile, funeral for Squadron Leader Zainul Arif Khan was held at PAF Base Faisal. He was among the passengers who embraced martyrdom in the tragic air crash at Karachi last week. He was posted at Air Headquarters, Islamabad and was travelling to Karachi to celebrate Eid with his parents. His dead body was identified with the help of DNA and was handed over to the PAF authorities for burial.
Air Vice Marshal Ahmad Hassan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Engineering) and Air Vice Marshal Abbas Ghumman, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command along with a large number of PAF personnel, civil and military officials and relatives of the martyred officer attended the funeral.
Later, the martyred soul was laid to rest at PAF graveyard, Korangi Creek with full military honours.