Governor assures redressal of issues faced by heirs of PIA plane crash victims

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Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is well aware of the miseries of the heir of passengers killed in the May 22 PIA’s plane crash near Karachi airport and govt was trying its best to resolve the problems of the heirs with the coordination of PIA.

He said this in a hurriedly called press conference at the Sindh Governor’s House here.He said that compensation has also been increased from Rs 5 million to Rs 10 million for each victim. The compensation is being paid through an insurance company for which a succession certificate is mandatory.He informed the newsmen that the team of PIA had already briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan twice, about the matters related to May 22 PIA’s plane crash tragedy.

Imran Ismail said that the PIA has also constituted a legal team to facilitate and expedite the process of issuance of succession certificates. As soon as the heirs submitted the succession certificate, they will get the compensation, he noted.Imran Ismail said that he would soon invite the heirs of the victims of the plane crash tragedy to Governor’s House to meet them personally.

He said that the eligible children of the victims are also being provided jobs in the PIA and those who have yet not been attained the legal age of 18 years, have been handed down certificates, whenever they attained the legal age of 18 years, they will get employment in the national flag carrier.Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PIA Arshad Mahmood Malik said that the heirs of the victims of the plane crash tragedy are close to our hearts.He said that compensation has been paid to the submitters of inheritance documents and in addition, the victims have been offered to stay at Qasr-e-Naz for 6 months. Monthly rent has also been paid.

He added that 13 out of 17 households have been compensated, while 4 families are living outside Pakistan.

He said that a transparent investigation would be completed under the supervision of the government of Pakistan. The PIA chief said that it is better not to involve any stakeholder in the investigation while the stakeholder should be given a chance after the completion of the investigation.

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