The tragic death of former pop-star turned preacher Junaid Jamshed left the entire nation in shock after the Islamabad-bound flight PK-661 crashed Wednesday evening leaving 48 passengers dead.
Junaid Jamshed’s wife Nahya, and Deputy Commissioner Osama Ahmed Waraich were also among the passengers on the ill-fated plane.
Junaid Jamshed was a national icon, known for his musical hits from the days of ‘Vital Signs’ to his solo career and subsequently, for becoming a religious preacher. His demise drew an outpour of grief from all circles of the Pakistani society, from cricketers to journalists and TV stars – everyone left saddened by the plane crash tragedy and the death of the ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ icon Junaid Jamshed.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the news:
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) December 7, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear about the plane crash. Prayers for the deceased. Rest in peace Junaid Jamshed, a great human being
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) December 7, 2016
A good man lost today rest in peace my brother until we meet again #Junaidjamshed
— ali azmat (@RealAliAzmat) December 7, 2016
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) December 7, 2016
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) December 7, 2016
— Umar Akmal (@Umar96Akmal) December 7, 2016
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) December 7, 2016
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
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 7, 2016
My heart goes out to the families whose loved ones were lost. May Allah make it easy. Let’s say Fatiha for all & sp Junaid Jamshed bhai RIP
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) December 7, 2016
Loss of words. Shocking. Condolences to the families of all the passengers. Junaid bhaee 🙁 #PIAcrash
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) December 7, 2016
PIA plane crash in Pakistan. My friend @JunaidJamshedPK was on the flight also, My heart goes out to all families who lost their loved 1’s
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) December 7, 2016
RIP. My Condolences to the bereaved families of the PIA Flight crash. We lost an artist in Junaid Jamshed. May God Bless all! Ameen pic.twitter.com/1KkZgujiyk
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 7, 2016
It is confirmed that my friend & neighbour Junaid Jamshed was indeed on the unfortunate flight. Allah have mercy. #PIA
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) December 7, 2016
— Huma A. Shah (@humaamirshah) December 7, 2016
— Kabir Ali (@Imkabirali) December 7, 2016