All PIA plane crash victims identified


From Zeeshan Mirza

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi has completed the DNA based identification of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash victims, media reported.
According to details, as many as 69 samples were submitted from the families of the victims to the lab while police also provided 70 samples. The bodies were identified within a record time of eight days with 100 per cent accuracy as it included complete profiling of over 69 relatives and over 50 bodies. The process required matching of each DNA profile of deceased with all 69 references. A few cases where relatives have not contacted are pending at the forensic lab and would be deciphered on the availability of reference samples.