Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:05 am

Compensation announced for PIA crash victims

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will pay Rs500,000 ($4,775) compensation to the families of the passengered died in the crash on Thursday.

“On the directions of Chairman and CEO PIA an amount of Rs. 500,000 cash is being given to the next of kin of all the 47 persons who lost their lives in the tragic ATR crash, to meet funeral expenses.  District managers have been directed to personally visit the residences of the deceased and hand over the amount in cash. This will be followed by a comprehensive compensation package as per law,” Pakistan’s national carrier said in a statement.

Chairman, CEO PIA extend condolences to bereaved families

A PIA plane carrying 48 people crashed enroute to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday, killing all the passengers and crew onboard the aircraft. Among the passengers was renowned Pakistani singer-turned-scholar Junaid Jamshed and his family who was returning after his ‘tableeghi’ mission.

Chairman PIA Azam Saigol and CEO Bernd Hildenbrand have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic incident involving crash of PIA’s ATR-42 (AP-BHO) aircraft this afternoon and extended heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.

On their directions, as per international aviation requirement, an Emergency Response Center has been established at PIA Headquarters Karachi from where senior PIA management has been monitoring the situation since the incident took place.

An inquiry has also been ordered into the incident.

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