Hyderabad Garrison’s Station Commander Brigadier Javed Akthar Malik and his wife (Abida Javed Malik) were also travelling on Bhoja Airline’s Boeing 737 which crashed near Benazir International Airport. They were going for a family visit to Chakwal. He was posted in Hyderabad in October, 2010. They had one daughter and one son. His daughter, who lives in Hyderabad Cantt, left to attend her parent’s funeral in Chakwal while his son lives in Australia. Only a month ago, the Brigadier received a Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) on Republic Day.
Gentleman Cadet Nadir (now Lieutenant Nadir) of 125th PMA Long Course(Tipu Company) who is passing out from PMA tomorrow also lost jis father Abbas Ali Soomro who was coming to Islamabad en-route Abbotabad to attend the passing-out parade at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul died in the plane crash.
Abbas Ali Soomro was the owner of an ice factory, cement and hardware shops. He was the father of three sons and four daughters. He lived in Soomra Mohallah, near Badin Bypass Road. He was laid to rest on Saturday evening.
Lieutenant Nadir said he wished he had never come to Islamabad. He said that they will take his father’s body back to Badin for burial.
Brigadier (R) Muhamad Anwar Khan and Squadron Leader (R) Usman Rahim also became victims of this air crash.
ا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.