The renowned singer turned religious scholar, Junaid Jamshed is believed to be on board the ill-fated Islamabad-bound PIA flight that crashed near Havelian today, Wednesday. Junaid Jamshed and his wife were also passengers on the flight, confirmed Junaid Jamshed’s brother. Reports reveal that the scholar’s manager has confirmed that he has passed away in the crash!

According to Dawn News, Junaid Jamshed, and his wife’s names were on the confirmed passenger list.

See passenger list below:


Rescue and relief operation has been started and there seem to be no chances of survival- 9 bodies have been retrieved until now.

Picture Courtesy: Dawn News

According to his recent update on Facebook, Junaid Jamshed was in Chitral on Saturday with peers:

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Junaid Jamshed’s close friends and fans are shocked and saddened by the news!

Celebrities like Qurat ul Ain Baloch, Shoaib Malik, Fakhr-e-Alam and others expressed their sorrow over the shocking news.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Junaid Jamshed, his family and all the passengers on flight PK-661! 

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft flying from Chitral to Islamabad carrying 47 passengers crashed today, Wednesday, near Havelian, reports Dawn news.

PIA spokesperson, while talking to Express Tribune stated, that flight PK-661 disappeared from the radar once it took off. It has crashed near Havelian and

“We regret to inform that PIA’s ATR-42 aircraft operating as PK-661, carrying around 40 persons lost its contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago. All resources are being mobilized to locate the aircraft. Media will be kept informed as the situation develops,” Danial Gilani PIA spokesperson said in a statement.

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