PIA plane crash over a residential society just near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday afternoon left the entire nation saddened. World leaders and people from different walks of life mourned the loss of dozens.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed grief over the loss of people and assured the immediate inquiry of the incident.
Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 22, 2020
Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi also expressed sadness over the incident which took the lives of over 100 people.
The news from Pakistan this morning is devastating. To the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the crash of PK 8303, and to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, our hearts go out to you. Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts today.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 22, 2020
Pakistan’s entertainment industry also stood beside the people who lost their loved ones in the crash. Mahira Khan prayed for the departed souls as well as the ones who survived and are currently under treatment.
Praying praying praying hard for all the families affected by this crash, the departed and for those who have survived…
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) May 22, 2020
Fahad Mustafa took to Twitter to express sadness over the unexpected happening and also announced to call off the second last episode of the ‘Jeeto Pakistan League’.
I have Called off my show today due to the tragic incident of PIA PK8303. Its a really sad day my heart goes out to all the victims & for those they leave behind really sorry for your loss.
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) May 22, 2020
Humayun Saeed also prayed for the departed ones and all those who have survived through.
Deeply saddened about the plane crash in Karachi. May Allah grant jannat to those who have passed away and give their familes the strength to deal with the loss. And may Allah bless the survivors with health. Ameen
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) May 22, 2020
Saba Qamar penned down her feelings after listening to this heartbreaking news.
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) May 22, 2020
Sana Javed, Adnan Siddiqui, Bilal Ashraf, Farhan Saeed, Faisal Qureshi, Mehwish Hayat, and many other actors mourned the loss of important lives.
I am heart broken to hear about the PIA #planecrash ; so many lives have been cut short. Hoping and praying that lives are saved. May Allah have mercy.
— SANA JAVED (@IamSanaJaved) May 22, 2020
I’m extremely saddened to hear about PIA crash. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. May Allah grant them higher place in Jannah. Ameen🙏@Official_PIA
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) May 22, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear about the plane crash in Karachi. Prayers for all the families who lost their loved ones:(
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) May 22, 2020
Inna lillahi wa inna illahi rajiun
Ya Allah bless the departed with the highest place in Heaven. Amen
My heart goes out to the families of the departed l, may Allah give them strength to bear this loss.
Ya Allah reham!#planecrash
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) May 22, 2020
Lots of prayers for all the departed souls in a #planecrash heartbroken news …ALLAH pak sab ko apni hifzo amaan mey rakhy
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) May 22, 2020
Cannot believe the news coming in about the #planecrash In khi. Is there no end to the suffering we are having to endure this year?💔
Today,on Jum’atul-Widaa’ lets pray for all those who’ve perished and their families…
Innallillaahi wa inna ilehi rajioon@Official_PIA #Karachi
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) May 22, 2020
What horrific news on this, the last jummah before Eid.
I can’t even begin to imagine the devastation caused by the crash.
Hoping and praying for survivors.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) May 22, 2020
Jummah tul wida kay din itne muqasadis din itna bara hadsa …. Ya Allah tu hum par reham kar!
Hum sabko beshak tere pass he laut kay ana ha…
— Ayezakhan.ak (@Ayezakhanak3) May 22, 2020
— aijaz aslam (@aijazz7) May 22, 2020
On the other hand, former cricketer Shahid Afridi also prayed for the departed souls.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ #PIA
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 22, 2020
Other former cricketers including Wasim Akram, Ramiz Raja, and Shoaib Akhtar penned down heartfelt notes for the departed souls.
A National tragedy, one of which I never thought I would witness. My family & I pray survivors of the plane and the houses below and for the families directly affected by this tragic event. I also grieve with my county as we watch such tragic scenes unfold before our eyes.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 22, 2020
Heart weeps for the souls lost in the plane crash at Karachi airport. How many more lives do we have to sacrifice to satiate 2020’s killing urge! Want this year to end today!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 22, 2020
پی آئی اے کا طیارہ ایئرپورٹ کے قریب حادثے کا شکار۔ پرواز لاہور سے کراچی جا رہی تھی۔
طیارہ آبادی پر گرا۔ دعا ہے کہ کم سے کم جانی نقصان ہو۔
انا لله وانا اليھ راجعون #PIAPlaneCrash
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 22, 2020