Junaid Jamshed plane crash Star’s ID card ‘found at scene of tragedy’
Belongings owned bytragic singer-songwriter Junaid Jamshed and his wife have reportedly been found at the scene of the plane crash believed to have killed the couple.
Their national identity cards were said to have been discovered amid the rubble of the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661, whichcrashed on Wednesday during a flight from Chitral to Islamabad.
A handbag also found at the scene was believed to have belonged to his wife Nahya, as it contained pictures of the couple.
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Other items found from the spot reportedly included three wrist watches, gold bangles, and a gold ring.
All of the findings have been handed over to PIA officials.
There were unlikely to be any survivors, a government official on the scene said.
“All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition.
“The debris is scattered,” said Taj Muhammad Khan, an official based in the Havelian region in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Pakistan plane disaster
Jamshed was a recording artistpreviously awarded a Medal of Excellence by the President of Pakistan.
He first gained nationwide prominence and international recognition as group Vital Signs vocalist in 1987.
In 1994, he released his debut solo album, Junaid of Vital Signs, which also quickly became a national hit, followed by Us Rah Par in 1999 and Dil Ki Baat in 2002.
In 2004, Jamshed officially renounced music after announcing he had devoted his life to Islam.
The plane crashed in a village near the town of Havelian, about 45 miles north west of the capital Islamabad, senior police officer Khurram Rasheed said.
There were no immediate details on casualties but Pakistan’s interior ministry dispatched a team with experts on identifying bodies through DNA tests.
Pakistani TV channels reported that the jet lost contact with ground control and was missing shortly after taking off from the northern city of Chitral on Wednesday.
Geo News, citing civil aviation sources, said the plane lost contact with civil aviation authority at around 4.30pm (11.30 GMT).
Airline spokesman Danyal Gilani confirmed the plane had “disappeared.”
Birmingham-born Adil Ray, who stars in the BBC One comedy Citizen Khan, which he created and co-writes,offered his condolences on Twitter.
Ray wrote: “Very sad news of missing Pakistani flight. One of Pakistans most famous former pop stars on board. Huge loss. Thoughts with all families.”