Interior Minister Rehman Malik, while advising his “political friends”, said on Monday that politicians should not “play politics on bodies” of the Bhoja Air crash victims.
Speaking to the media, Malik said if anyone from the current government is responsible for the Bhoja Air crash, action will be taken against them.
“The FIR which was lodged also has section 302 in it and we also made it public. You should see the actions we are taking; don’t just criticise us,” said the interior minister.
He said that the interior ministry cannot “victimise” someone. “We want to bring hard facts before the peoples and no politics should be done in this regard.”
Earlier on Sunday, Malik said that Bhoja Air was issued license during Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) government.
The Bhoja Air flight from Karachi came down in fields near a village on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital on Friday evening, in the city’s second major fatal air crash in less than two years.
Among those killed, 13 were buried late Saturday in Islamabad and funerals for 36 other victims were held in Karachi and other cities early Sunday, with more ceremonies expected in different cities throughout the day.
Television broadcasts showed footage of distraught relatives, weeping and hugging each other, as the dozens of coffins left Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital where the remains had been taken.