Pakistan air crash: Manmohan Singh sends condolence message to Gilani

   Apr 21, 11:00 am

New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has sent a message to his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani, condoling the loss of lives in the air tragedy near Islamabad on Friday evening.

In his message, Dr. Singh said: "I was deeply grieved to learn of the air tragedy near Islamabad that occurred earlier this evening leading to the loss of so many precious lives."

" I convey my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this unfortunate incident. I pray that the Almighty will grant them the strength to bear their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Pakistan in this time of grief," he added.

All the 127 people on board a Pakistani airliner were killed in the plane crash in a residential area near the Chaklala airbase next to the Islamabad international airport.

The Bhoja Air jet, flight BHO-213, was going from Karachi to Islamabad. No casualties were however reported from the ground but four villagers in Hussan Abad village, where the plane crashed, were injured.

As per reports, the ill-fated plane was making its final approach to the airport when it crashed. The crash happened just 10 kms from the runway. (ANI)

Saudi veil debate intensifies as more scholars voice concern Dec 19, 6:02 pm
Dubai, Dec 19 (ANI): A debate revolving around a fatwa allowing Muslim women in Saudi Arabia to walk in public without the traditional niqab- a veil to cover the face area- is growing louder with more scholars arguing against it.
Full Story
Rights Activists to drop copies of 'Interview' movie in North Korea Dec 19, 5:34 pm
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The controversial film "The Interview" may have been put on the backburner by Sony following public threats, but an activist group is planning to drop DVDs of the movies in North Korea using balloons.
Full Story
Wikileaks releases CIA report on high value target assassination programs Dec 19, 4:54 pm
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Wikileaks has reportedly released a 5-year old CIA document that analyses both positive and negative effects of high value targeting of terrorist leaders.
Full Story
NHS surgeon turned Taliban commander wanted for role in Peshawar school attack Dec 19, 3:20 pm
London, Dec 19 (ANI): A former NHS surgeon who allegedly became a Taliban leader is being hunted for his role in the Peshawar school carnage that left 132 children dead.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY