PIA assures Governor of paying compensation to plane crash victims soon

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Governor Sindh Imran Ismail chaired a meeting regarding compensation and other related issues to the legal heirs/ family members of the May 22,2020Karachi plane (PIA8303) crash victims.

The meeting was attended by Member Operations, Disaster Management Authority, Islamabad, Deputy DG CAA, COO PIA, Company Secretary, NICL and families of victims.

The issues relating to compensation, finalisation of inquiry into the matter and problems confronting to the legal heirs were discussed threadbare.

The COO PIA gave detailed briefing on the compensation given to the families of victims so far and assured to pay all the outstanding amount of compensation to the remaining families as soon as the legal requirements are completed.

He said that as an insurance company was involved in paying the compensation to the victims’ families, the submission of succession certificate was necessary for the purpose.

He noted that PIA had borne the expenses of the burial of the victims of the air crash, and compensation had also been paid to people whose houses had been destroyed or damaged in the incident.

He said, “Compensation had been paid to the owners of 18 homes damaged in the incident whereas payments had been due in the case of only four homes whose reconstruction or repair was required owing to some legal formalities”.

The Governor Sindh mentioned that the PM had issued clear directives that the matter of payment of compensation be expedited at an accelerated pace and the bereaved families should be provided with utmost support.

“Precious lives have been lost. Considerable time has already been passed. PIA should remove the impediments and bottlenecks in order to ensure compensation process, without delaying the matter any further”, he emphasised.

 

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