Condolences are pouring in from across the globe for the 97 victims of the PIA PK-8303 plane crash.
The plane was almost at the Karachi airport when it crashed in Model Colony. Two people survived.
Here are some messages posted from people, including world leaders, about the accident.
Indian premier Narendra Modi said he was “deeply saddened by the loss of life” in the plane crash.
Deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 22, 2020
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi also expressed his condolences.
I’m sorry to hear about the air crash in Pakistan in which many lives have been lost. News of survivors is a ray of hope & I pray that there are many miraculous stories of survival tonight. My deepest condolences to the families of those who have perished.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 22, 2020
Islamic scholar Mufti Menk prayed that the victims of the crash go to heaven.
The #PakistanPlaneCrash earlier has saddened me. My heartfelt condolences to the families of those who returned to their Maker during this Blessed Month of Ramadan. May the Almighty grant them the loftiest ranks of Paradise & calm their loved ones with beautiful patience. Aameen
— 𝕄𝕦𝕗𝕥𝕚 𝕄𝕖𝕟𝕜 (@muftimenk) May 22, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians were keeping the victims and their families in their thoughts.
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
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote that he was deeply saddened by the news in a Twitter post.
I’m deeply saddened by the terrible news of the plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan, on the eve of #EidAlFitr.
My thoughts are with all those affected and the families of those who sadly lost their lives.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) May 22, 2020
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan stands with Pakistan in its time of need.
My heart goes out to the families of victims who lost their lives in the PIA plane crash in Karachi. I offer my sincere commiserations to the people and the government of Pakistan. Afghans stand with you in this moment of grief.— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) May 22, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin also expressed his condolences with Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The people of Russia share the grief of those who lost their families and friends in this disaster, and hope for a quick recovery for all who were injured,” he said in a statement.
Prime Minister Khan has thanked world leaders for reaching out during this time.
I thank world leaders for reaching out to condole over the tragic air crash and loss of precious lives. The people of Pakistan value this support and solidarity in our hour of grief.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 22, 2020