PAF pilot martyred in plane crash laid to rest in Jhelum

Pakistani soldiers and volunteers search for victims from the wreckage of the crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the site in the village of Saddha Batolni in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on December 7, 2016. A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed on December 7, in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country's history. Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK661 came down while travelling from the city of Chitral to Islamabad, the civil aviation authority said. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

JHELUM: A pilot martyred during crash landing of a PAF at Peshawar Airbase the other day was laid to rest with military honour here on Wednesday.

A large number of people including family, relatives, high profile social, political personalities and citizens attended the funeral prayers of the martyred pilot, identified as Israr.

People continued visiting the residence of the deceased to condole with the bereaved family and offer ‘fateha’ for the departed soul.


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