On Friday, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK 8303 crashed near Model Colony in Malir while approaching the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi from Lahore. The flight had 90 passengers and 8 crew members.
Meanwhile, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and his condolences to the families of the deceased. He also wished speedy recovery to those who were injured.
"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," he wrote.
Reportedly, the plane had taken off at Lahore and crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir while approaching the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said, "Saying anything right now would be premature. Our crew is trained to handle emergency landings. All my prayers are with the families. We will continue to provide information in a transparent manner."
Pakistan Armed Forces Spokesperson, Major General Babar Iftikhar, said that the Army Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers Sindh troops have reached the incident site.
Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. He also thanked PIA CEO Arshad Malik for sending in his rescue & relief teams.