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Govt to compensate families of plane crash victims: Aviation Minister

May 23, 2020

Islamabad, May 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar says inquiry report of the PIA plane crash incident will be compiled in shortest possible time. Addressing news conference along CEO of PIA Air Marshal retired Arshad Malik in Karachi this afternoon, he said we fully share the pain and grief of the families of the deceased. He said no one can compensate the loss of human lives; however, government will expedite the process to award compensation of one million rupees to family of each victim.

The Minister said compensation will also be given to those, whose properties, including houses or vehicles have been damaged in the incident after, proper assessment. Ghulam Sarwar said it will be ensured that at least a provincial investigation report of the incident comes within three months. He assured that there will be an independent, free, and fair inquiry and any responsible, if found, will be taken to the task.

The Minister said security forces, relief agencies and ordinary citizens displayed exemplary humanitarian spirit to save the crash victims. Earlier, CEO PIA Arshad Malik said 21 dead bodies have been handed over to their relatives. He said transparent investigation will be held into the incident. He said samples of DNA have been taken to identify the bodies.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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