Dubai: The Pakistani community is absolutely shaken by the tragic passing of Junaid Jamshed who was one of the passengers aboard the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that crashed in the northern mountains.
As the news spread on Wednesday, fans and celebrities took to Twitter, to mourn the pop star-turned-evangelist and pay homage to his work as an artist and a religious leader.
Jamshed was the vocalist of the Vital Signs band that became widely known with the release of the patriotic song ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ in 1987. He and his wife Nayha were among the 48 people on board the flight that crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral.
"He will always have a special place in the heart of every Pakistani," said Sanom Baloch, a Pakistani actress and television presenter.
And Our "Dil Dil Pakistan" boy left us in the plane crash!!! Can't stop crying 😭 #JunaidJamshed RIP— Mitche'lle (@mitchelle_mrym) December 7, 2016
Junaid Jamshed..??? Nooooo Please 😭💔— Komal Shahid. (@TheKomalShahid) December 7, 2016
2016, What else do u want???? 😭😭
Junaid Jamshed's journey was so quintessentially Pakistani. Conflicted, passionate, devoted, ubersmart, and so, so talented. Tragic loss.— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) December 7, 2016
Long drives on empty roads flanked by trees, with a Vital Signs tape on repeat. Some of my happiest memories from an Islamabad now lost.— Shahab Siddiqi (@UncleFu) December 7, 2016
I am so depressed to hear that one of my fav childhood personality #JunaidJamshed died suddenly— Kiran Aftab Khan (@kirankhanPPP) December 7, 2016
Aj dil dil Pakistan ka roo raha hai
Junaid jamshed was a true example of "its never too late to turn your life around and live a peaceful life"— Adi 🇵🇰 (@Desi_nigaa) December 7, 2016
Saddened beyond words! Rest in peace #JunaidJamshed & all the people who were on board! Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun!— URWA HOCANE (@VJURWA) December 7, 2016
24/7 #Junaidjamshed was, is & will be a Dil Dil Pakistani IA . Salute to ur greatness brother. Such a genuine guy by heart. Beyond my words— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) December 7, 2016
Junaid Jamshed will be remembered in different ways by different people. For me it was his music with Vital Signs and beyond. Tragic loss.— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) December 7, 2016