Youth belonging to different parts of the city gathered at Sea View on Sunday to pay tributes to late Junaid Jamshed, Abdul Sattar Edhi and the martyrs of the Army Public School.
Faisal Edhi, actor Mani, ‘Fix it’ campaign head Alamgir Khan along with others walked from Pakistan Monument till Village restaurant, with some people accompanying the group on bicycles and motorbikes.
Actor Mani said on the occasion Junaid Jamshed was a born artist and succeeded in every aspect of his life.
Faisal Edhi said the nation should remember the legacy left behind and the work done by Abdul Sattar Edhi and spread his message of love in the society.
Shariq Saeed, a member of the organising committee, said Pakistan should remember Junaid Jamshed’s legacy and the way he built a bridge between religion and the world.
Singing icon-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed and his wife were among the 47 people on the ill-fated PIA PK-661 flight which crashed near Havelian on December 7, killing everyone on board.
Renowned humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi who founded the Edhi Foundation passed away on July 8 this year after a prolonged illness. The PIA plane crash in Havelian led to the death of 48 passengers including the crew. Former singer-turned evangelist Junaid Jamshed was one of those who lost life including his wife and DC Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich. Jamshed’s passing away has led to an outpouring of grief, support and reminiscences of his past (as singer) on social media. While we have many differences that drive us apart, our tragedy is shared and we are one at tragic times.
The crash requires a thorough revisit of safety standards of the national airline. A quick review of major plane crashes in Pakistan reveals that PIA has been involved in eight out of the sixteen major crashes that took place in the country since 1965. However, PIA should not be blamed squarely for air accidents as air crashes happen around the world. A few days ago a Russian plane fell into the Sea and killed all the 92 people on board. There are even more tragic air accidents. While one can pin it to bad luck, the element of human error undoubtedly has a role to play. With this crash, the national flag carrier will be painted as a disaster-prone airline of the world, confirming what international studies have been saying since 2014