Thursday Dec 08, 2016
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:
Heaven on Earth Chitral.— Junaid Jamshed (@JunaidJamshedPK) December 4, 2016
With my friends in the Path of Allah . Snowpacked Tirchmir right behind us pic.twitter.com/ZajcWEKlrG
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.
Shocked & saddened by the tragic PIA plane crash near HavelIan. May Allah give the families of the deceased courage to bear their loss.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 7, 2016
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.