Model Zara Abid is feared to be among those who boarded the doomed Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed into a residential area.
Tributes are paid on social media to the “gorgeous and hardworking” star, although her death has not been confirmed.
More than 100 passengers were on the flight from Lahore to Karachi airport when it crashed in a residential area and went up in flames.
City Mayor Waseem Akhtar said, “At the moment we feel there will be no survivors of the plane itself, but that has not been confirmed.”
But it is believed that at least one person survived, a government official said.
Tributes are now paid to Zara online.
Fashion designer Khadijah Shah tweeted, “The fashion industry lost Zara Abid in the plane crash today.
“She was a great girl, hardworking and professional. I was impressed with the energy and dynamism in her photos – May her soul RIP – so many people have lost their loved ones today, may Allah have mercy on us.”
Actress Aiman Khan posted, “Zara, you were a treasure! We will miss you, may Allah give you a higher place in jannah.”
And Shamoon Abbasi said, “Zara Abid, the famous model and the actress. One of the biggest losses this year [sic]. Her family has confirmed that she did not survive the PIA crash. ‘
Another post on Twitter read, “Fashion Model #ZaraAbid also traveled from Lahore to Karachi in the unfortunate plane PIA Flight 8303 that crashed near the airport before landing.
“Her brother reached for the scene of the incident but couldn’t find her and he’s looking for her in the hospital.”
Actor and activist Frieha Altaf also took and wrote: “PIA plane crash. Our fashion model Zara Abid on the passenger list. I’m devastated. #Allahkhair #piaplanecrash.
According to Frieha, Zara did a show for a clothing brand Sana Safinaz, but left for Karachi after her uncle died.
She wrote, “I’m just nauseous. This is so close to home. Great tragedy for the fashion industry. ”
Meanwhile, actress Ayeza Khan has suppressed rumors that she was on board the flight.
She took her official Instagram handle and blasted rumors calling it “ fake news. ”
This afternoon it also appeared that at least one passenger survived the crash.
Prime Minister Murad Ali Shah inquired about the health of banker Zafar Mahmood, who miraculously survived, provincial government spokesman Abdur Rashid Channa said in a statement.
When the prime minister said, “Murad is here,” the survivor replied, “Thank you very much. God has been gracious,” the statement said.
Pakistan’s civil aviation authority said that there were 91 passengers and eight crew members on board the Airbus A320.