Plane crash report to be presented in NA on June 22: Ghulam Sarwar

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Aviation GhulamSarwar Khan has said that report of PIA Karachi plane crash would be presented in National Assembly (NA) on June 22. Addressing session of National Assembly, the minister said that damages caused by crash of flight PK-8303 were being assessed and they would be rectified.

GhulamSarwar added that identifying victims was a difficult process but 95 out of 97 bodies have been identified. The minister further informed that families of victims were given Rs1 million each, however, some families refused to accept the aid.

PIA plane

Aviation Minister also claimed that 546 people holding fake degrees were hired in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) due to political biases and even pilots were involved in fake licenses.

The minister further said that government reduced PIA deficit of Rs422 billion to only Rs1 billion. The current deficit of Rs6 billion is due to coronavirus pandemic, he clarified.

Aircraft engine

The engine of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash has been pulled out from the crash site by using heavy machinery on Wednesday. A PIA aircraft (PK-8303) with more than 90 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed at Model Colony, a residential area near Jinnah International Airport, on May 22, leaving all people on board dead except two survivors.

The experts of Civil Aviation Authority, PIA and technical experts were finally successful, after several failed attempts to pull out the remaining parts of the ill-fated aircraft present in a dilapidated residential building in Karachis Model Colony.