Junaid Jamshed’s brother departs for Islamabad to retrieve his body
ISLAMABAD: Junaid Jamshed’s brother, Humayun Jamshed, has departed for the federal capital today. Bodies of the ill-fated passengers of PK-661 will be shifted to Islamabad and Rawalpindi today.
In order to retrieve his brother’s body, Humayun Jamshed has already left for Islamabad from Karachi airport. According to the spokesperson of the Aviation Division, Sher Ali Khan, bodies of the passengers of PK-661 will be brought to Islamabad and Rawalpindi by 09:30-10:00 am on Thursday.
DNA tests of the dead would be conducted to identify them before the bodies are handed over to the relatives of the deceased.
The Islamabad bound flight PK-661 took off at 3:30 pm from Chitral and went missing near Abbottabad before the pilots lost control over the aircraft and contact with control tower around 4:22 pm . A thick cloud of smoke was also seen billowing from the area where the aircraft came down.
Former famous Pakistani singer Junaid Jamshed, his wife Nahya, and Deputy Commissioner Osama Ahmed Waraich were also among the passengers on the ill fated plane. According to family members, Jamshed was in Chitral on a preaching tour. 31 men, nine women and two infants were on board the flight, including at least three foreigners, according to local media reports.