Ill-Fated PIA Aircraft PK-8303 Flight Captain Sajjad Gul’s, Funeral and Burial to Be Held in Lahore

Captain Sajjad Gul and crew member Fareed Ahmed of the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) who died in Plane crash their bodies have air lifted to Lahore for their funeral and burial.

Ill-Fated PIA Aircraft PK-8303 Flight Captain Sajjad Gul's, Funeral and Burial to Be Held in Lahore

Ill-Fated PIA Aircraft PK-8303 Flight Captain Sajjad Gul’s, Funeral and Burial to Be Held in Lahore

According to details, the bodies were transferred to Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore from Karachi via PIA flight PK-8304.

The PIA staffers would offer funeral prayers of both the martyred pilot and crew member, who were among the 97 victims of the plane crash near Karachi Airport on Friday. Later the bodies would be handed over to the families for final rites.

The pilot, Captain Sajjad Gul was a resident of Defence Housing Society (DHA) Lahore. Sajjad Gul was married and a father to four children.

Captain Sajjad Gul in his 50s had a 24-year experience in the airline industry, Gul had flown over 17,000 hours, including 4,700 hours of Airbus A320.

Gul flew A320 airbus for 4,700 hours. He used to fly the

Lahore-Dubai route regularly, according to his family friends. He was flying domestic flights only because international flights have been suspended, a family friend said.

Ayesha Imtiaz, a family friend of Sajjad Gul, told “It was a harrowing and devastating news for his family and friends. I can’t even find the rights words. Sajjad was a very close, old and dear family friend. He was the pride … of his family. He was a very humble, quiet and composed person”

“He was the son of my father’s childhood friend, so we were pretty close to each other. We have known each other’s families for more than 50 years. Gul’s father is in a state of shock.”