Karachi: Cricketers mourned ‘The Loss of People’ in PIA Plane Crash over residential society near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday.
Former speedster Wasim Akram expressed disappointment over yet another tragedy that left the entire nation saddened.
A National tragedy, one of which I never thought I would witness. My family & I pray survivors of the plane and the houses below and for the families directly affected by this tragic event. I also grieve with my county as we watch such tragic scenes unfold before our eyes.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 22, 2020
Former international cricketer Shahid Afridi prayed for the departed souls.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ #PIA
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 22, 2020
Shoaib Malik prayed for the departed souls and also wished for speedy recoveries of those who are under treatment.
In the midst of great suffering, we witness yet another devastating tragedy. This loss will continue to remind us the sanctity of human life & the many adversities we encounter. Thoughts & prayers for their families & loved ones. May ALMIGHTY bless them all eternal peace Ameen.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) May 22, 2020
Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja praised Captain Sajjad Gul, pilot of ill-fated Airbus A320, for his bravery and calmness during the whole situation.
The incredible bit about listening to the released audio of Captain Sajjad Gul,pictured below, the pilot of ill fated A320 plane with the ControlTower is how calm and composed he sounded just moments before the crash. Staring death in the face with amazing grace!! pic.twitter.com/5m7CZjqnBI
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 22, 2020
Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar was also saddened after hearing the demise and he prayed for the departed souls.
پی آئی اے کا طیارہ ایئرپورٹ کے قریب حادثے کا شکار۔ پرواز لاہور سے کراچی جا رہی تھی۔
طیارہ آبادی پر گرا۔ دعا ہے کہ کم سے کم جانی نقصان ہو۔
انا لله وانا اليھ راجعون #PIAPlaneCrash
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 22, 2020