World Bulletin / News Desk
The Pakistan International Airlines plane was headed for the northwestern Chitral area but crashed around 80 kilometers from Islamabad, Pervez Geroge, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority, told Anadolu Agency.
The airline also confirmed the plane crashed after losing contact with the control tower during the journey.
Police said they had recovered seven bodies from the crash site.
The Chitral-Islamabad route is considered one of the most perilous air routes due to its mountainous nature.