Ghulam Sarwar said the survivors would be given Rs500,000 and damaged cars, houses would also be compensated
Ghulam Sarwar Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS / FILE
Federal Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar said the federal government had notified the inquiry board consisting of Pakistani Air Force (PAF) officials who would conduct an independent investigation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft flying from Lahore to Karachi that crashed in a densely populated area. the Model Colony area on Friday.
Speaking to media at the crash site, the aviation minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered an immediate inquiry into the matter, adding that Airbus officials, consisting of French and German experts, would also conduct a separate investigation.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail stated that the prime minister would ensure a fair investigation into the accident, in the same way as he exposed the sugar crisis, adding that a 100 percent free and fair investigation would be ensured.
The aviation minister expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the tragic accident. He said pilots, passengers and PIA members were martyred.
Sarwar further said the survivors would be given Rs500,000 and damaged cars and houses would also be compensated by the government.
The minister said the government would do its best to provide an insurance amount of Rs 5 million to the families of the martyrs soon.
He also paid tribute to social welfare organizations, law enforcement agencies and especially local residents who worked tirelessly to put out fires and save the lives of people under rubble.
Governor Sindh said DNA tests were ongoing, adding that a specialist team had come from Lahore to help.
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