http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2793135.stm Plane crash kills Afghan minister An Afghan Government minister has been killed in a plane crash in southern Pakistan. Minister for Mines and Industries Juma Mohammad Mohammadi and Pakistani foreign ministry official Mohammad Farhad Ahmed were among eight people on board the Cessna plane that went missing shortly after takeoff. The aircraft crashed into the Arabian Sea, west of Karachi, as it headed for Balochistan Province near the Iranian border. Weather officials say it was clear and sunny in Karachi at the time of the crash. Also on board the aircraft were three other Afghan officials, two crew members and a senior Chinese businessman. Mr Mohammadi and his colleagues were in Pakistan for Saturday's meeting on the trans-Afghan pipeline from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan to South Asia.