Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bhoja Plane Crash Updates -- Farooq Bhoja on ECL: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Sat, Apr 22) – Farooq Bhoja, the owner of private airline Bhoja Air, has been put in the exit control list (ECL) by the government; Interior Minister Rehman Malik told media on Saturday morning.

Bhoja Plane Crash Updates -- Farooq Bhoja on ECL: Rehman Malik
Malik said the remains of at least 120 people had been brought to PIMS early this morning and n FIR had been registered and the ongoing investigation would determine whether aircraft was "technically capable", Malik said.

The decision has been taken as precautionary measure after the crash of Bhoja Air's flight B4-213, near capital city yesterday evening, that killed all 127 on board.

According to media report; more than 27-year-old plane, Boeing 737-200, owned by Bhoja Air was flown from Karachi to Islamabad which lost contact with air traffic control (ATC) shortly after 6.40 pm (local time) on Friday amidst rain and thunderstorm. The plane was scheduled to land at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, which serves both Islamabad and Rawalpindi. (Read more HERE).

After inclusion of Farooq Bhoja in the ECL, he would not be able to travel out of Pakistan until the inquiry report of 3-member investigation committee formed by President Zardari, headed by Group Captain Mujahid-ul-Islam, comes to establish the cause of disaster.

Report Tags: Bhoja Airline, plane crash, Rawalpindi Plane Crash, Bhoja Airline plane crash, Chaklala, Farooq Bhoja, Rehman Malik

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