“Afghans stand in solidarity with the people & government of Pakistan at this moment of grief. I was saddened to hear about PIA plane crash in Karachi. On behalf of the people of Flag of Afghanistan, I offer my condolences to the families who lost their beloved ones in this tragic incident,” Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief the High Council for Reconciliation said.
Meanwhile, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, tweeted “My heart goes out to the families of victims who lost their lives in the PIA plane crash in Karachi. I offer my sincere commiserations to the people and the government of Pakistan. Afghans stand with you in this moment of grief.”
The A320 plane crashed near Jinnah International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing at least 97 people.
Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesperson for the flag carrier, said that the A320 Airbus was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi on PK 8303.
According to local media reports, at least two people on board the plane survived the crash.