Monday, April 23, 2012

Bhoja Air's office raided

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday raided Bhoja Air's office and took all the records into custody, sources said.

According to FIA sources, a team of FIA corporate crime circle branch conducted raid at Bhoja Air's office at Sharea Faisal and taken all the record of the airline into custody. They said the FIA team also quizzed Farooq Bhoja about the airline's operations.

Replying to a question, sources dispelled the impression that Farooq was detained for interrogation. They said saying the FIA could not arrest anyone before registering the case. They said the FIA has presently not registered any case but just initiated inquiry in this connection. Moreover, sources said the name of Bhoja Air owner was put on Exit Control List (ECL). However, Farooq Bhoja has assured the FIA team of full cooperation, sources added.

Meanwhile, the remains of at least 36 passengers were sent to Karachi on Saturday. The first flight PK-309 landed at Karachi airport with six bodies around 1pm. The victims have been identified as Imran Waheed, Rao Muhammad Irfan, Tasneem Begum, Raza Ali Khan, 60, Abbas Ali Somroo and Chand Babu. The victim Imran and Rao were business partners and were the residents of North Nazimabad while Tasneem was Imran's aunty and was residing in Malir.

The deceased Raza, who was resident of Gulshan Iqbal Block 10, was laid to rest at Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard. The body of Abbas, who was a trader in Badin, was sent to his hometown while the funeral prayers of Chand were offered near his residence in Model Colony and later was buried in a local graveyard.

The second flight PK-369 landed at Karachi at 5:30pm with nine more bodies - Javeed Iqbal, a newlywed couple Sajjad and Samiya Rizvi, Syed Umar Ali, Qari Abdur Rehman, Musarat Shaheen, Irfan Ali, an infant Rehan Ali and Mustafa Sayal. Victims Sajjad and Samiya, residents of Jaffar Tayyar Society, Malir were on honeymoon.

The deceased Syed Umar, who was resident of Gulshan Iqbal Block 6, had recently landed in Karachi after completing engineering from Singapore. He was also going to get married within a month. Similarly, the family of Head Education of Jamia Banoria Qari Abdur Rehman was also included in the list of bereaved families.

The bodies of Muhammad Sohail and his cousin Farooq Ahmad were also sent to Karachi. The victim Farooq, who was the resident of Ranchor Line area, was said to be the activist of MQM.

The remains of another newlywed couple Tanveer and his wife Sadaf, airhostess Sanam, Muhammad Adil Khan, Azizur Rehman, Nihal Alvi, Farah Sajid, Rasheed, Habib ur Rehman, , Nasreen were landed at Karachi through PK-309 at 9pm.

The body of a scrap dealer Altamash was among seven others including Ghazala Malik, Rafique Bhatti, Amir Akram, Zubaida Fareed, Shaheen Bano, Nizamuddin and Muhammad Rafiq, who were dispatched through the Bhoja flight B-216 at 10pm. The deceased Altamash was the resident of Block 18, Samanabad and was also the worker of Jamaat-e-Islami.

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