PK-661 crash: Victims’ families make three demands from govt

ISLAMABAD: Families of the victims of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-661 crash, which claimed 47 lives, on Monday made three demands from the federal government.

Holding a candlelight vigil and a daylong recitation of the Holy Quran gathering to express solidarity and pray for departed souls of tragic plane crash, at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad and put forth a charter of demand on behalf of all the victim families of plane crash.

Family members of the victims and scores of civil society activists including prominent community members, religious leaders and representatives of political parties were also present on this occasion.

The participants, who were carrying pictures of the departed souls and placards inscribed with Quranic verses “We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”, recited Holy Quran, offered Fateha (prayers) and then participated in the candlelight vigil.

Gul Nawaz, a relative of the plane crash victim, said the inquiry should be concluded as soon as possible as it is vital that the actual facts should be brought out and shared with the masses of the country.

“Although the prime minster has ordered a detailed, independent and transparent inquiry into the unfortunate PK 661 plane but I am not very optimistic about the transparency and authenticity of the findings,” said Gul Nawaz.

Earlier, on 07 December 2017, 47 people lost their lives when PIA flight PK 661 crashed near Havalian. The flight was on the way to Islamabad from Chitral