By: Peace Keeper
On 07 Dec 2016 (06-Rabiul-Awal) PIA flight PK 661 carrying 48 passengers and five crew members and one ground engineer crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral at 04:42pm PST. Until the latest update arrives by midnight, all passengers and crew members on board killed in the crash.
Chairman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in his press conference confirmed the crash and casualties, explaining the apparent malfunction in the engine(s) of the plane as the cause of the crash.
The ATR-42 aircraft departed from Chitral around 3:30pm PST and was expected to land at Islamabad airport at around 4:40pm PST, however the flight crashed in Havelian near Abbottabad.
Our sincere condolences are with the bereaved families of the deceased!
On board the ill fate flight PK-661 was also a famous media personality and a religious scholar Junaid Jamshed flying with his wife. Junaid had left his pop singing career at the highest peak, after inclination towards the Islamic teachings (Which forbids music/singing) he later joined Tableeghi Jamat (A popular/peace loving Muslims belong to Sunni sect). Since the change of heart and almost all of his lifestyle Junaid has been a preacher/scholar who used to attract Muslims/Non-Muslims towards a peaceful attributes of Islam and he has been very famous for his polite yet attractive style of preaching.
According to close friends/colleagues Junaid Jamshed has always been a polite and peace loving person, especially after the conversion of his past life into the present life which follows all apparent pre-requisites according to the teachings of Islam.
In his journey of preaching true essence of Islam, Junaid has/had gone through rough phases where suddenly certain section of society criticized his way of teachings as well as threatening him. However Junaid has never seemed afraid of threats and criticism, he tried and tried his best to show positive side of his personality as well as true meanings of being Muslim.
A very very famous national song (Dil Dil Pakistan) which often considered to be second national anthem of Pakistan was sung by none other than Junaid Jamshed. This song was recorded and released in late 80s, but the essence and freshness of this patriotic song is still enchanting and mesmerizing for every listener.
It was confirmed by the officials that Junaid was on a trip of preaching Islam (Through platform of Tableeghi Jamat) in the areas of Chitral, alas! what a fortunate man he has been even at the end of his lifetime. He died doing the work he loved the most.... Preaching message of peace and love by Islam. The whole Pakistani nation is saddened by the news of plane crash and the news of Junaid Jamshed on board the same flight made the impact worsened.
Let us all pray for the forgiveness of deceased passengers and let us pay a homage to a beautiful and peace loving person. He has lived his life according to the teachings of Islam and has completed the journey of life while doing the same. Let us spread the message of peace, love and true way of living life which is taught to every Muslim through Quran and Hadith.
In the end I must say that Pakistan has lost yet another famous and pious personalities from the bouquet of shining flowers. May ALLAH forgive Junaid Jamshed and all of the Muslims who have died a tragic/sudden death and may ALLAH bestow patience upon the bereaved families. Aamin!
Junaid you will always be remembered for all of your good deeds, especially the hard work you have done in spreading the message of Islam. May you have the aspiring place in heaven the one which is promised to all Muslims of your kind by the ALLAH almighty.