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Govt to give one million rupees to the families of plane crash victims: Ghulam Sarwar

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The Aviation Minister, Ghulam Sarwar has expressed grief over the losses of precious lives in PIA plane crash and 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. He 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 was addressing news conference along with CEO of PIA Air Marshal retired Arshad Malik in Karachi on Saturday. He said that the inquiry report of the PIA plane crash incident will be compiled in shortest possible time.

The Aviation Minister 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.

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