Report on PIA airplane crash to be put earlier than parliament on June 22

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Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan addressing the media in Islamabad on Thursday. — PID

Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Thursday stated that the findings of the probe into the PIA airplane crash might be put earlier than the parliament on June 22.

“There must be no confusion in anyone’s minds that there will be an attempt to save anyone or implicate anyone deliberately,” he promised.

“I assure the family of the deceased pilot (Captain Sajjad Gul) on behalf of the prime minister that a transparent inquiry will be conducted,” he stated.

The minister stated that as a substitute of hypothesis, folks should now present belief within the inquiry being carried out.

Sarwar stated that the prime minister had proven nice displeasure throughout a gathering held as we speak to debate the progress within the probe and requested why it was that the experiences of the earlier aviation disasters had by no means been shared.

He stated that 12 such tragedies had taken place since Pakistan got here into being of which 10 are these of PIA plane. He vowed that experiences of all 12 aviation disasters might be made public.

“It is our responsibility to present all the facts timely and in a transparent manner to the public.”

Sarwar stated that proper after the incident, the aviation ministry notified a board with the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The board has been instructed to conclude its report expediently,” he stated.

The four-member investigation workforce consists of three air drive personnel and one consultant of the trade regulator.

The aviation minister stated he reviewed the crash website and met with the households of the deceased. He stated about 12-15 homes and a number of vehicles had been broken and might be evaluated for compensation.

So far, 51 of the 97 our bodies have been recognized and returned to their heirs, he stated.

“We are trying our best to hand over the bodies without any delays.”

He stated that the aviation ministry will present Rs500,000 in compensation and the federal government will present Rs1 million to the victims’ households. The relaxation might be offered by insurance coverage corporations.

The minister as soon as extra assured the households of the deceased {that a} clear and clear inquiry will happen.

He regretted that each matter within the nation is politicised. “There was a plane crash in 2010 as well. No one raised so many objections then.”

Sarwar stated that whoever is discovered accountable might be held accountable. “If the plane had a technical error, that too will be on record.”

He stated that the flight knowledge recorder and voice recorder are being decoded and the details will quickly be clear.

“I am satisfied with the performance of our institutions,” he stated.

Speaking of the day of the crash, he stated civilians demonstrated nice spirit whereas taking part in rescue efforts.

The minister additionally spoke concerning the deliberate bifurcation of the Civil Aviation Authority. “On the directives of PM Imran Khan, the committee, headed by Dr Ishrat will work on the bifurcation of the civil aviation authority and the matter should be finalised by June 30.”

He stated there isn’t any credibility within the information that the particles of the airplane was lifted or eliminated earlier than the satisfactory investigation within the case.

The minister, talking of the federal government’s efforts to make sure equity within the probe, stated: “We have tried to include representatives from various departments to analyse each aspect of the case closely. We have also included psychiatrists in the team to monitor the otherwise negligible details in the case, for instance, the psychological state of the pilot while he was on the flight.”

97 killed, solely two survive

The PIA airplane being investigated crashed right into a slim residential avenue in Karachi on May 22, damaging a number of homes in a densely-populated space within the neighborhood of the airport. Of the 99 folks aboard, 97 had been killed and solely two passengers survived.

Soon after the crash, authorities had cordoned off the location and banned the switch of objects from there till a workforce of specialists from Airbus arrived to hold out a proper investigation into the incident.

PIA and Air France are additionally aiding the airplane producer within the investigation.

The PK-8303 tragedy has grow to be the third most-catastrophic aviation catastrophe within the nation’s historical past.

The ill-fated Airbus A320 airplane was handed over to the PIA in 2014 and had accomplished 47,100 flight hours and 25,860 flight cycles till its crash.