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Govt fully focusing on rescue operations in PIA aircraft crash incident: Info Minister

 May 22, 2020

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said the government is fully focusing on relief and rescue operations in PIA aircraft crash incident.

Talking to Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel, he said it is a tragic and sad incident before Eid and all prays of Prime Minister Iman Khan and his government are with the passengers, crew members, and their families. He said injured are being shifted to hospitals and details of passengers are being collected, which will be shared, after compilation, with the media.

Syed Shibli Faraz appealed the general public to refrain from visiting the crash site as it will create hurdles in the way of rescue operation.

Earlier, talking to PTV, the Information Minister said federal government is in contact with the Sindh Government and both are making all out efforts in rescue operation. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is also in contact with the Sindh Government and Civil Aviation Authority and giving necessary directions in this regard.

He said an information desk is too being established to have a contact with families of the passengers on board the plane.

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