At least 97 people died in a plane crash on Friday in Karachi, Pakistan, and two people somehow managed to survive. One of these survivors has a connection to India. Bank of Punjab’s top executive Zafar Masood was also on the flight, who was injured. His ancestry is in Amroha in western Uttar Pradesh and he belongs to the family of ‘Pakiza’ fame Kamal Amrohi.
In fact, just before landing near Karachi airport, the crash had killed more than 90 people. Zafar Masood was also traveling in the same plane, who is one of the two survivors of the accident. He has suffered injuries on the hip and collar bone.
Zafar Masood’s family moved to Pakistan in 1952. His relative in India Adil Zafar told. Adil Zafar is the first cousin of Masood’s mother to make a documentary film in Mumbai. Adil Zafar said that he met Masood in Karachi in 2015 and Masood loves India a lot and wants to go to Amroha to see his ancestral home.
Zafar Masood’s mother is directly related to Kamal Amrohi, as his maternal grandfather Taki Amrohi, who was a journalist in Pakistan, was the cousin of the ‘Pakiza’ filmmaker. Masood’s family belongs to Saddo Mohalla of Amroha. His grandfather Masood Hasan was a lawyer and his father Munnwar Saeed was a TV artist in Pakistan.
Media reports have said that many houses have been destroyed due to the plane’s grip. At least four houses have been reported to be completely demolished. Several vehicles parked outside the houses were also found in the grip of the aircraft which turned into fireballs. CCTV footage of this incident has been revealed, which can be seen how the plane falls in the residential areas and there is a big explosion.
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The ‘Express Tribune’ report stated that the aircraft, the A330 Airbus, was leased from China. Authorities have claimed that there was no defect in the plane earlier. Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an immediate investigation into the accident. Let me tell you that leaders of many countries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over this shocking accident.