Two pilots of Pakistan Air Force died in aircraft crash during a routine training session on Tuesday at Peshawar. This incident happened on Peshawar Air Base when a Wing Commander Umar and a Flying Officer Israr were returning back to the Air Base from routine training and the Aircraft crashed and the news has confirmed by the PAF officials.
“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft while recovering from a routine operational training mission, crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base,” PAF released statement.
This has happened while trying to save the lives of civilians, the plane was calling for an emergency landing on the AIR Base and right after that some technical fault caused the crash. According to the PAF news, that control tower allowed for an emergency landing and cleared the runway but it got unfortunately crashed before landing.
The aircraft got the fire and there was smoke all around and could be seen from long distance. This unfortunate incident happened in F7-PGs which has been replaced with F-6 in 2002. The rescue team immediately controlled the situation and cleared the runway. PAF has also announced to investigate the whole situation of this incident and formed the inquiry board. PAF is currently investigating the cause of this incident and the exact technical fault of the aircraft.
This article was written by staff member: Sehrish Ilyas
Earlier today on Sunday, 25th Jan, 2015 after 12 am, whole country is now in total darkness after the major power plants trip. The water and power ministry is blaming the high load as cause of trip but it does not add up. In winter how much the load may by, which can cause countrywide trip. Tarbela, Mangla, Gudu and more power plants are affected.
Including Islamabad, whole country is in darkness as we speak. The Water and power ministry told that restoration of power will be started after 5am in the morning. I am sure it would be for just some areas, and it is 2:30 am in the morning.
According to a dawn news article Pakistan’s power production was 6700MW lower than demand due to acute furnace oil shortage. So this is now confirm that this breakdown is again failure of current government and connects to that same oil shortage which was caused as results of different government departments not paying PSO their debts.
Pakistan was today producing only 7000MW of power which is much lesser than our demand in winter which is near 9000 to 14000 MW. However, Pakistan has power generation capacity of over 20,000 MW, which have never been utilized fully due to mismanagement and corruption of political governments.
There are many cover stories coming forward now from government. Firstly, ministry told that this happened due to extra load and now Abid Sher Ali is mentioning a transmission line was blasted by terrorists.
This clearly happened due to non availability of Furnace Oil. International orders were not placed by PSO as result of nonpayment from Power companies and other government departments. This situation was likely and it was being told that this could very well happen in next few days.
The leading party PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz) had claimed that they could take country much further, as they have experienced team. Here we are, facing the load shedding more than ever. Fuel shortage was worse for last few days.
The very thing the had to fix as first priority, the load shedding, they have made it worse as far now. Never in recent history Pakistan has produced the electricity as low as 7000 MW in a day. It happened today and here we are, whole country in darkness for long hours.
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Earlier we shared full text story of Athar Yad Ali, about how he stopped the driverless truck on Islamabad Lahore motorway (M2). Ever since Athar Yad Ali and his family gained eminence popularity of Social Media as well as Mainstream Media. Many TV Channels have interviewed him with his family and ran special reports on his bravery. This specific post is intended to show all TV interviews of Athar Yad Ali at one place.
Athar Yad Ali and Family’s Brief Interview with GEO TV Pakistan inside small Media Report:
A Brief Report of Dunya News Tv on Athar Yad Ali and his Family, includes the interview of Athar:
Express News Report on Athar Yad Ali and Interview with family later on:
Detailed Interview of Athar Yad Ali and his family by Dunya News:
We tried to include as much TV interviews as we found. You can share any other media report or interview we may have missed via comments and we will include it in the main article. Do share your opinions by commenting below in comments section. Do like us on Facebook and Follow on twitter to stay updated with latest.
Athar Yad Ali was traveling on Lahore Islamabad motorway when he and his family witnessed a driver-less truck which was repeatedly hitting the concrete barricades of motorway which divide the incoming and on going traffic. The driver and the co-driver had already jumped out of truck as the breaks of truck were failed. Truck was going on and on, on the sloppy terrain. It was not just any truck it was a monster 22 wheeler truck.
First when the Athar Yad Ali and his family witnessed the truck, Athar was driving the Car and his son was making the video. Athar Yad Ali had no intention at first to jump out of his car and run for truck to stop it. But when he realized that terrain ahead is even more sloppy, lots of other people are traveling on the motorway and this speeding driver-less truck may indeed result hazardous and can claim may lives by hitting or by blocking the way of other high speed vehicles on motorway and getting hit. Athar Yad Ali jumped out of his car, by risking his own life he ran for the truck to stop it, only just to save lives of other people traveling on the road and keeping them out of danger.
Just before jumping off his car, his family insisted on keeping his own business but the guy did not listened to them. He put himself and his family on risk and ran for the greater cause. When he jumped out, his son tried to follow him and Allah saved him from being hit by a coming vehicle.
Ather Yad Ali in matter of few seconds after jumping from his car was inside the driver cabin of the 22 wheeler. He tried to get into driver seat, which according to him was difficult, as door was pushed inside due to truck had continuously hit the concrete barriers on side of road. Athar Yad Ali tried to stop the truck by pushing the breaks which he had idea already are failed. Later on after trying few things, he figured out only way to stop this ongoing monster is keep hitting it on concrete barriers between income and ongoing traffic. Which itself was dangerous but only workable plan.
For more than two kilometers Athar Yad Ali kept trying to slow down the truck to eventually stop it. While pushing the truck to the concrete, Athar says for some area he had to let the truck go on, speed up to keep it on right path. The truck had jumped several times, the jumps of 4 feet. You can only try to imagine how scary it would be to be inside a 22 wheeler and feeling the 4 feet jump. Later, on the way motorway police also seen him trying to stop the truck, they than started guiding him about the path. Finally he was able to stop the truck. No one was injured in the process, thanks to bravery of Athar Yad Ali.
Athar says in his Dunya tv interview, after he stopped the truck, jumped out to tell the motorway police to put stuff in front of tires etc so it does not move again, policemen told him to not worry about that, first you deserve a warm hug for all you did. Just after Athar Witnessed people literally crying, the people who have seen Athar doing this act of bravery for safety of others.
After the video is first uploaded to internet, the story was picked up by social media and later on tv channels picked it and gone to interview the person. Ather Yad Ali may be (in fact he is) the famous person today but if you watch the first video, while he jumped out of his vehicle to stop the on going monster, only thing in his mind was to keep the other people traveling on the road safe, even if it means hurting himself. The fascinating thing is he fought for stopping the truck for stretch of two kilometers and did not thought of jumping back out regardless of difficulties he was facing in there.
Following is the interview video of Athar Yad Ali which was taken by Dunya News TV.
In our society we really need such people who put the safety and security of others above their own. Whatever Athar did, we need more acts like that. More people fighting for others by compromising their own selves. I respect the kind of person he proved to be.
Shahzaib Bajwa is a bright Pakistani University student who happened to go to United States’s University of Wisconsin-Superior through to spend one semester there through a student exchange program between a local university and University of Wisconsin-Superior. In November he was traveling in car which was taking him to back to University from the city Minneapolis, car struck a deer and accident was so bad that Bajwa have got severe fractures on his face. He is also in comma ever since.
He had travel insurance but amount is too small, also his visa is expiring on Feb 28th, 2014 and insurance company wants to spend this money on bringing back Shahzaib to Pakistan, also its heard that they are threatening that if he is not brought back before visa expiry date, insurance amount will be withdrawn.
Shahzaib’s brother however insists that bringing him back at this moment will be like killing him. Local hospital in United States (US) called St Mary’s Medical Center is currently treating him free and have spent USD $350,000 on him but this will soon change and as soon as visa expiry date of shahzaib ends his family will have to pay huge expenses for his treatment. His father had died earlier and family have to rely on his pension, also they will be selling some property as well for the treatment. It as well is not going to hold up as costs are much higher.
Keeping this situation in view Shahzaib’s brother Shahraiz Bajwa have setup an online fund raising campaign on gofundme.com to help raising money for his brother’s treatment so his life can be saved. Campaign’s target was set as USD $100,000 and in just 2 days campaign have crossed $46,500 USD figure but target is yet to be achieved. By clicking above online campaign may be seen and money can be contributed to it to save kids life. Plus for further assurance the above mentioned campaign link is authentic and it can be verified in newly published news article about Shahzaib Bajwa on Dawn News website. Kids visa also needed to extended so family have applied for visa extension but govt have not yet rewarded it yet. So they have also started an online petition on change.org which is signed by 4000 people till date but much more needed to get it noticed. You also sign the Shahzaib’s Visa extension petition here.
Above all this kid also needs our prayers, lets pray for him as well, so this bright Pakistani student can be brought back to country in all his best health. May Allah bless him with best of health.
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