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Junaid Jamshed dead in plane crash: Crashed PIA flight kills 47 people on board

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TRAGIC: Junaid Jamshed was amongst the 42 passengers and five crew members on board the crashed aircraft

TRAGIC: Junaid Jamshed was amongst the 42 passengers and five crew members on board the crashed aircraft

Pakistani pop star turned religious cleric, Junaid Jamshed, is among 47 people to have been killed in a Pakistan International Airlines crash on Wednesday 7th December.

The 52-year-old, who was also a respected fashion designer, was on board the plane when it crashed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Havelian area.

On a previous visit to Bradford in 2015, he told the Asian Express that learning about other people’s values was imperative to creating a cohesive society – something perhaps truer today than ever before.

“When you know exactly who you are and what you values are – people of other faiths and cultures accept you more readily,” he said. “That is the key to integration.”

Thirty-one men, nine women and two children were onboard the PIA flight when it crash landed along with five crew members.

Shocking pictures emerged online shortly after the incident, showing the remains of flight PK-661 in the country's Abbottabad district.

SHOCKING: Pictures from the crash showed the disaster (pic credit: Twitter)

SHOCKING: Pictures from the crash showed the disaster (pic credit: Twitter)

Eye witness reports suggested that it was unlikely there would be any survivors due to the intensity of the fire.

Tributes to Mr Jamshed flooded in on social media, with fans paying tribute to the star and all the passengers on the plane.

Mosharraf Zaidi, wrote: “Junaid Jamshed's journey was so quintessentially Pakistani. Conflicted, passionate, devoted, ubersmart, and so, so talented. Tragic loss.”

Omar Suleiman added: “Shocked and heartbroken by news that Junaid Jamshed and his wife, along with 40+ passengers, passed away.”

Shireen Mazari said: “Junaid Jamshed will be remembered in different ways by different people. For me it was his music with Vital Signs and beyond. Tragic loss.”

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Jiah Khan’s mother challenges daughter’s suicide

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British-American actress, Jiah Khan who starred in 2007 Bollywood film, Nishabd shook the film fraternity on 3rd June 2013 when she was found dead hanging in her Mumbai flat.

The case had been closed as a suicide death but Jiah Khan’s mother refused to believe this being the cause with a number of question marks over the initial investigation.

Jiah Khan’s mother challenges daughter’s suicide

Jiah Khan’s mother challenges daughter’s suicide

She was determined to give justice to her daughter’s alleged suicide by under-taking a sting operation on the eight witnesses to her daughter’s death.

Each witness gave initial statements to the Police justifying and supporting the suicide claim, but now as a direct result of the sting operation, new transcripts have emerged and been submitted to the Indian High Court, which bring a fresh light to the case demanding a new investigation. It has emerged a couple of the key witnesses have changed their initial statements.

The witnesses included the actor Anju Mahendroo, Dr Ramesh Aggarwal (first doctor to reach on scene), Dr Rahul Datta (the doctor that claimed Jiah had suicidal tendencies), the building watchman and two florists from whose shop, a bouquet was sent to Jiah the night she was found dead.

Rabia Khan (Jiah Khan’s mother) has accused her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi of rape and forceful abortion, he is also the only person to have ever been arrested in relation to Jiah Khan’s death.

A request has been submitted to transfer the case to a Special Investigation Team as there was a possibility of it being a planned murder. The recorded statements falsify the police claims of Jiah Khan’s death being a suicide and strengthens Rabia Khan’s claim of it being a murder.

“I always knew my daughter was not depressed and she could not have committed suicide, but people kept saying things.

“I wanted to find out what is it that these people know but I don’t. I did not expect the police authorities to help me. Therefore, I did this (sting) so that people can know the truth,” says Rabia Khan.

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Pakistan demands release of its prisoners from India

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Following the death of a Pakistani prisoner, in a prison in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has demanded of India to release, on humanitarian grounds, all such prisoners who have completed their sentences, foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam told Dawn.com on Saturday.

A Pakistani prisoner, Shaukat Ali, who was arrested by authorities in India for trespassing more than two years ago, was found hanging inside a jail in Indian Kashmir on Friday.

Shaukat Ali, 42, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, had been lodged in a jail in Amphala, about 300 kilometers from the region’s main city of Srinagar, since December 2011.

Foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said that Islamabad has demanded that all of its prisoners who have completed their actual sentences should be released on humanitarian grounds

Foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said that Islamabad has demanded that all of its prisoners who have completed their actual sentences should be released on humanitarian grounds

Pakistan's High Commissioner in India Salman Bashir has contacted Indian authorities to get a detailed report about the death of the Pakistani prisoner.

“Yes, I heard about this incident through the media and we are now in contact with Indian authorities to get more details,” Bashir told Dawn.com via telephone from New Delhi.

Shaukat was arrested on charges of illegally crossing the de facto border between the two countries.

Foreign office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said that Islamabad has demanded that all of its prisoners who have completed their actual sentences should be released on humanitarian grounds.

“We have asked our high commission in India to furnish us with more details about the incident,” the spokesperson said.

She expressed concern over the plight of Pakistani prisoners in India and claimed that they face so much torture at the hands of Indian authorities that either they lose their senses or commit suicide.

According to Pakistani diplomats based in New Delhi, Indian officials assured Pakistani officials that the incident would be investigated by a magistrate and, after completion of formalities, the body of the prisoner would be handed over to Pakistani authorities.

Last May, a Pakistani prisoner died of his injuries after he was savagely beaten by fellow convicts in another jail in Indian Kashmir, leading to calls for an international probe into his death.

His death followed a similar assault on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail. A high profile convict, Singh had been on the death row for more than 21 years.

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Pakistani Taliban commander killed

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One of Pakistan’s most wanted Taliban commanders was shot dead earlier this week by unidentified gunmen.

Asmatullah Shaheen was targeted on Monday 24th February as he drove through the militant stronghold of North Waziristan, according to security sources and family members.

Shaheen was on the Pakistan army's list of twenty most wanted Taliban commanders, and had an approximate £72,000 bounty placed on his head since 2009.

Asmatullah Shaheen
He was appointed as interim chief of the Pakistan Taliban following the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud, the previous leader, in a US drone strike on 1st November.

Shaheen's killers ambushed his car as it passed through Dargah Mandi, a village three miles northwest of Miranshah, the regional capital of North Waziristan.

“Unidentified gunmen in another car shot and killed Shaheen as well as the driver and guards,” a family member told Reuters.

The Pakistani Taliban insurgency is fighting to topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's democratically elected government and impose Sharia law in the nuclear-armed nation.

Attacks have been on the rise since Sharif came to power in May, promising a negotiated end to violence.

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