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Thursday Dec 08, 2016
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Pakistan cricket team observes silence in memory of PIA crash victims

By
Web Desk
Pakistan cricket team observes silence in memory of PIA crash victims

Pakistan and Cricket Australia XI players observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of PK-661 plane crash ahead of their warm-up match on Thursday.

The players and the match officials stood in silence in the memory of the victims before the three-day match starting in Cairns, Australia today (Thursday).

The ill-fated PIA flight PK-661, on the way to Islamabad from Chitral, crashed near Havelian in Abbottabad district, claiming the lives of all 47 passengers onboard. Among the victims were renowned singer-turned-religious preacher Junaid Jamshed and his wife. He had been in Chitral for preaching-related work.

A Chitral administration official, Osama Ahmad Warraich was also on the plane with his wife and daughter.

Two Austrians and one Chinese were also among the victims.