Thursday Dec 08, 2016

Junaid Jamshed, wife killed in PIA plane crash


ISLAMABAD: Famous singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed along with his wife was killed in the Islamabad-bound PIA PK-661 flight that crashed near Havelian on Wednesday.

The renowned singer's brother confirmed that he was on board the flight, along with his wife.

Mohammad Ayub, a friend of Jamshed, said that he dropped off the singer at the Chitral airport at 3 PM. 

Jamshed’s wife was also with him, said Ayub, adding that Jamshed was staying at a local mosque in Chitral.

Junaid Jamshed, a famous preacher, travelled extensively to spread Islamic teachings. He was in Chitral for preaching-related work. He had tweeted only a few days ago from Chitral:


Following the tragic news of the crash, there was an outpour of grief from people of all walks of life as they mourned the demise of the popular singer-turned-preacher. From cricketers to journalists and TV stars - everyone was left saddened by the plane crash tragedy and the death of the 'Dil Dil Pakistan' icon Junaid Jamshed.

Following the news of the tragic plane crash and his demise, grieving relatives and fans gathered outside Junaid Jamshed's residence in Karachi.

On Wednesday PIA plane PK-661 crashed on the way from Chitral to Islamabad near Abbottabad, with all 47 passengers onboard killed.