Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday ordered immediate inquiry into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines aircraft, resulting in loss of several lives. “Shocked and saddened by the PIA crash…Immediate inquiry will be instituted,” the prime minister said in a tweet after the A-320 passenger plane of national flag career from Lahore enroute Karachi crashed this afternoon.The prime minister said he was in touch with PIA’s CEO Arshad Malik and also with the rescue and relief teams on ground. He expressed deep grief over the loss of lives in the air crash. “Prayers and condolences go to families of deceased,” he added.Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan also ordered an immediate inquiry into the plane crash incident of PIA that took flight from Lahore but went down near Karachi airport. Expressing grief and sorrow over the tragedy, the minister ordered the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board to hold an immediate inquiry into the incident.According to a spokesman for the Aviation Division, PIA flight PK-8303, carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members, had crashed. “The PIA’s A320 flight from Lahore to Karachi has crashed.” He said a message had been received from the Air Traffic Control that this aircraft had crashed close to landing at the Karachi airport.