ISLAMABAD: King Salman, Afghan President, Indian and Canadian Prime Ministers and other countries have expressed their sorrow over the plane crash.
According to reports of Baaghi TV, Foreign ministers of various countries, including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian Prime Minister, have expressed regret over the tragic incident.
Expressing grief over the plane crash in Pakistan, Shah Salman said that he was very saddened by the crash of the Pakistani plane and also deeply saddened by the separation of those who died in the crash.
A statement issued by King Salman and Muhammad bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia is with Pakistan in this hour of need and shares the grief of the families of those killed in the accident.
Tweeting on social networking site Twitter, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he shares the grief of the families of those killed in the plane crash, adding that the Afghan nation is with Pakistan on this occasion of grief.
In his condolence message, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We are saddened by the loss of precious lives in the plane crash in Pakistan. We offer our condolences to the bereaved family and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lamented the plane crash on a social networking site, saying: “The news we received from Pakistan this morning is shocking. The Canadian people will remember you in their prayers today.
In addition, the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka contacted Shah Mehmood Qureshi by telephone and expressed their sorrow and grief over the plane crash. Foreign Ministers express solidarity with Pakistan over loss of precious lives * Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi thanked the four Foreign Ministers for their solidarity.
It is to be noted that the PIA plane crashed near Karachi Airport as a result of which several passengers and residents of the area were killed. The bodies and injured are being shifted to the hospital from the crash site. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has ordered an immediate inquiry into the plane crash.
A PIA spokesman said Civil Aviation had 99 passengers and eight crew members on board. DIG Noman Siddiqui said that 4 houses were destroyed on the ground due to the crash. The crash site was cordoned off and completely sealed.
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