After hoping and praying for nearly a day that Zara Abid survived the PIA A320 plane crash, those who know the model woke up to the news that only two male passengers had been recovered.

97 passengers onboard Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-8303, which crashed in Karachi on its way from Lahore yesterday, have been confirmed dead by Sindh government officials; Abid was one of them.

Upon hearing the news, people from the entertainment and fashion industry were grief-stricken. Many posted pictures with her, others remembered her for her smile.

Photographers who had collaborated with expressed their sorrow

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The tributes pouring in show that she was clearly beautiful inside and out

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Designers who had worked with her mourned the loss

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This post by her close friend, Abeer Rizvi is heartwrenching

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As a dark-skinned model, she was challenging conventional beauty standards; Abid won Best Female Model at the Hum Style Awards just earlier this year and was truly a trailblazer. She was all set to make her cinematic debut with Azeem Sajjad's Chaudhry.

Zara is in thought and prayer. Wishing her family and friends strength and patience during this difficult time.

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