This is the first time Pakistan’s national flag carrier will be operating direct flights to the US. Hafeez said before the 9/11 attacks, PIA planes did not have the capacity to fly directly to the US, which is why they had to make a stop somewhere.
Reports of her demise started circulating on social media on Friday night; Frieha Altaf was one of the first to share the tragic news on Twitter: However, Abid's brother, Daani was still waiting on an official update from the authorities then.
"I could hear screams from all directions. Kids and adults. All I could see was fire. I couldn't see any people - just hear their screams," he said. Rahman said his family was still in shock.
The report states that air traffic control issued a second warning to the pilot to lower the plane's altitude. However, the pilot responded again by stating that he was satisfied and would handle the situation, saying he was ready for landing.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the nation on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, urged them to keep adhering to precautionary measures as the whole world is being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking to Twitter after the announcement regarding the sighting of the Shawwal moon was made, the premier said he wants the citizens to "observe this Eid in a different manner from the usual celebratory style."
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to President Arif Alvi of Pakistan for the victims of the plane crash in Karachi.
Out of 561 in total, the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates has managed the entry of 23 passengers into the UAE. The remaining passengers who were unable to produce the documents on the new travel advisory have been sent back. However, 152 are still at the airport whose repatriation is being arranged in various flights by tonight