Karachi-bound flight PK 8303 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 killing at least 97 people. Only two male passengers survived the crash.

Among those who lost their lives in the crash was model Zara Abid sending waves of grief in the fashion and entertainment industry, who lost one of their own.


Here are a few celebs who remembered Zara and shared their experiences and interactions with her:


Ayesha Omar

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Zara and I won our biggest awards this year, together, at the Hum style awards, in January. It was her first award, ever. That was the last time I met her and the only time I got to really connect with her. It was me who presented the award to her, along with the two Tariqs. She was weeping with joy on stage when she received her award and I remember hugging her tightly and saying baby, you deserve this so much. She was too overwhelmed with emotion, to talk much on stage. A little later I received my award and had tears in my eyes during my speech as well. You see we both knew what these awards meant for us. They meant more than anyone could imagine. We both met backstage right after, and shared this overwhelming experience together. After some hugging and sobbing, we fixed our faces and took these beautiful photos. This is how I’ll always remember you Zara. Smiling, warm, vulnerable and happy, celebrating the fruit of your hard work. I didn’t know you too well but the amazing things we are all hearing about you from your friends tell us what a wonderful, kind soul you were. You worked hard to support your family and had big dreams, some of which you were able to catch…. but you left us too soon. We will not forget this day… this horrific reminder of how unpredictable life is. Praying for your soul and for your family, along with the families of all those departed. May Allah give them strength. Rest in eternal peace, beautiful. Fly high in the heavens. You must have done a lot of things right to be blessed with departing on Jumma tul Widah. . . @zaraabidofficial #rip #gonetoosoon #pia #planecrash #throwback

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Mehwish Hayat

Ushna Shah

Aiman Khan

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Saba Qamar

Hania Aamir

Ali Rehman Khan


Shehla Chatoor

Hassan Sheheryar


Nomi Ansari

Fouzia Aman

Mushk Kaleem

Frieha Altaf

Sana Safinaz