The 5 September, 1986 storming of Pan Am Flight 73 which had landed in Karachi from Mumbai resulted in the killing of 20 passengers and crew, including two Americans, the attempted murder of 379 passengers and crew, and the wounding of more than 100 persons on board.
The Department of State Rewards for Justice Programme offers a reward of up to USD 5 million each for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the alleged hijackers.
Each of these individuals are believed to have been members of the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), previously on the U S State Department’s list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
Each of them currently are on the list of FBI’s most wanted terrorists.
Muhammad Abdullah Khalil is a wanted terrorist in the US.
Ms Bhanot, who headed the attendants on the flight, lost her life in protecting the passengers.
She was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra for her bravery.