Karachi-bound flight PK8303 of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from Lahore on Friday crashed in a residential area of the port city a bit over a minute away from the airport, and two days before Eid sending waves of shock across the country and the world. It was a disaster no one saw coming. Following the tragic incident, condolences for the dead and their loved ones poured in from all over the world.
Among those who offered their condolences were the stars of hit Turkish drama series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, who have been receiving immense love from Pakistani audiences ever since the serial aired in Pakistan on PTV Home.
Engin Altan Düzyatan, the lead star of Diriliş: Ertuğrul, said that he was “very sorry to hear about the crash in Karachi”.
Esra Bilgiç, who essays the role of Halime Sultan in the series, commented on model Zara Abid’s post and apologised for being late to follow her back.
Gülsim Ali İlhan, who recently had a sweet exchange with Neelam Muneer, also expressed her sympathies.
“We knows words aren’t much comfort at a time like this,” said the actor. “But we’d like you to know we are thinking of you.”
Nurettin Sönmez, who playes Bamsi Beyrek, one of the three Alps of Ertuğrul, wrote that he is sharing the sadness.
Cavit Çetinm who plays Güner Doğan Alp, another one of the three Alps of Ertuğrul, sent his prayers for everyone in Pakistan.
The creator of the show, Mehmet Bozdağ also sent in his condolences and prayers to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Meanwhile, condolences also poured in from the other side of the border with Bollywood bigwigs including Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher expressing their sadness and sending their prayers.