KARACHI: Humayun Jamshed, brother of singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed has confirmed that the latter’s body would be brought back to his home in Karachi on Wednesday.

On Monday, Junaid Jamshed’s body was identified with the help of a face X-ray and the icon’s dental history since all the bodies of the PK-661 plane crash victims were unidentifiable.

Confirming the body identification, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capt (r) Mushtaq Ahmed said yesterday that it would soon be handed over to Junaid Jamshed’s family.

“Junaid Jamshed’s funeral prayers will be held on Thursday at Moin Khan Academy Ground DHA and as per his will, Junaid will be laid to rest in Darul Uloom Korangi,” Humayun Jamshed told media yesterday.

Meanwhile, the State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Monday said that the identification process of all PIA plane crash victims was likely to complete by December 17.

Talking to media outside PIMS hospital, the minister confirmed the identification of 12 victims using latest technologies while the remaining 35 bodies, Chaudhry said, would be identified through DNA testing.

An ATR-42 aircraft carrying 47 people issued a Mayday call on Wednesday last week before losing radar contact and crashing into a mountain, killing everyone on board.

The aircraft appeared to have suffered a failure in one of its two turboprop engines just before the crash, to be confirmed by an investigation.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) grounded its fleet of 10 European-made ATR planes after the tragic crash, it said on Monday.