Grieved CM promises all-out support to families


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited PIMS hospital in Islamabad on Saturday where he met the heirs of the passengers who died in plane crash and expressed his heartfelt sympathies with them.
The CM reached PIMS straightaway from Islamabad Airport where doctors, medical staff and officers of administration informed him about the details of incident, handing over dead bodies to the heirs and relief activities. He was told that 113 dead bodies have been identified and being handed over to the heirs.
Expressing his condolences with the heirs, the CM said he had no words to express his sorrow and grief over this tragic incident. He prayed that may the departed souls be given eternal peace. The CM directed that boarding and lodging facilities be made in Punjab House for the heirs of those who had died in this incident.
The CM called for a comprehensive enquiry into the incident and Bhoja airlines should not be allowed to operate because of its history of misdeeds.
He said that Bhoja Airline had been declared defaulter due to non-payment of crore of rupees to the banks in the past and a ban was also imposed on the operation of its flights, adding that an investigation was also needed into who had given it the permission to operate.
He said defaulters, who had caused loss to the country’s economy, were also playing with the lives of innocent human beings. Shahbaz disclosed that on receiving the information of incident through media, he directed the Divisional and District Administration of Rawalpindi to extend all possible help to Islamabad administration in relief activities. He said Rescue-1122 and other relief teams were sent immediately to the site of incident and all possible help and assistance was provided with regard to shifting of dead bodies to the hospitals and their burial. He assured that all possible cooperation will be continued by the Punjab government till the completion of rescue operation.