Pak air crash: PM sends condolence message

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sent a message of condolence to his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani over the air crash near Islamabad, saying he was deeply grieved over the tragic incident.

"I was deeply grieved to learn of the air tragedy near Islamabad," Singh said in his message to Gilani.

"I convey my deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this unfortunate incident. I pray that the almighty will grant them the strength to bear their loss," he said.

A plane of private airlines Bhoja Air crashed while it was approaching Islamabad Airport for landing last evening, killing all 127 people on board.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with with the people of Pakistan in this time of grief," Singh wrote to Gilani.