LAHORE: Famous Islamic scholar Junaid Jamshed recited Qaseeda Burda Shareef in Chitral hours before he boarded the ill-fated PIA plane which crashed in a village 10 Kilometers from Havalian on way to Islamabad.
His last Twitter message has been making rounds on social media platforms.
Heaven on Earth Chitral.
With my friends in the Path of Allah . Snowpacked Tirchmir right behind us pic.twitter.com/ZajcWEKlrG
— Junaid Jamshed (@JunaidJamshedPK) December 4, 2016
Jamshed rocketed to fame in Pakistan in the 1980s and 1990s as the singer for the Vital Signs rock group, and later launched a solo career, with a string of chart-topping albums and hits.
His name appeared on a passenger manifest for Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) flight PK661, which crashed near the northern town of Havelian. His presence on board was confirmed by his brother and friend.
Jamshed retired from music in 2001 and announced that he was devoting his life to Islam, joining the Tableeghi Jamaat religious organisation
Cricketer legend Saeed Anwar was also present on this occasion.
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