Sindh governor Imran Ismail has asked Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to speed up the process of paying compensation to the families of victims of the air crash in Karachi last year.
“Delay in paying excessive compensation to the unfortunate heirs of the air crash victims is indeed a very concerning issue, as some of them may be in dire need of monetary support for the loss of their breadwinner,” said the governor. while chairing a follow-up meeting with family members of plane crash victims at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday.
The meeting was attended, among others, by the Director General of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), CEO (CEO) of PIA, consultants for the ministry of law, head of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Agency (AAIB), director of the National Disaster Management Authority and others.
Ismail urged the CEO of PIA to fulfill their legal and contractual obligations to compensate those affected without further delay. “Compensation payments must be guaranteed in accordance with land law and international standards,” he added.
The family was informed that the relevant authorities had been asked to provide answers regarding the concerns and objections they raised in the last meeting.
AAIB representative told the meeting that a transparent and impartial mechanism had been adopted to carry out an investigation into the matter. “Investigations will take longer to complete,” he said.
The meeting discussed in detail the issue of signing the release deed agreement (RDA) and it was decided that the CAA would write a letter to the law ministry referring to the relevant section of the Carriage by Air Act 2012, for the law. opinion or interpretation. The family expressed their satisfaction with the decision.
The governor directed the CAA to start the process as early as possible. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was well aware of the plight of the heirs of the passengers who died in the PIA plane crash and that the federal government was trying its best to solve the problem of the heirs.