The body of famous religious preacher Junaid Jamshed has been brought to Karachi from Rawalpindi’s Noor Khan Airbase after when his body was identified on Monday with the help of face’s x-rays and dental history.
Junaid Jamshed’s brother Humanyun Jamshed arrived today at Islamabad’s Noor Khan Airbase to pick his brother’s body from PIMS Hospital. Before leaving for Karachi, funeral prayers were also offered at Noor Khan Airbase where Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman also participated.
On the occasion, guard of honour was also given to Late Junaid Jamshed with full military representation. Along with brother Humanyun Jamshed, famous religious scholar and cleric Maulana Tariq Jameel and other friends of Junaid Jamshed were also there.
After funeral prayers of iconic religious personality, the dead body being wrapped in Pakistan’s flag, was shifted to specially designated Air Force’s C-130 aircraft. C-130 brought the body of Junaid Jamshed to Karachi, where another funeral prayers will be offered tomorrow at Moin Khan Cricket Academy and then the body would be laid to rest at Darul-Uloom, Korangi, as told by Humanyun Jamshed earlier.
The funeral prayers of sixteen other victims who were also aboard the ill-fated aircraft were also offered at the PIMS hospital. The bodies were later handed over to their family members who at the moment broke down into tears in the memory of their beloved ones. As per statement of PIMS Hospital’s administration, so far 30 dead bodies of crash victims have been identified.
On 7th Dec, PIA’s Flight PK-661 was coming to Islamabad from Chitral when near Havelian, Abbottabad, plane’s engine got failed and crashed into the mountains, killing all 47 people on board including the crew members. Popular Singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed and DC Chitral were also present in the ill-fated flight along with their family members. The dead bodies were then brought to PIMS Hospital for DNA testing because their identification was not possible otherwise.
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