CJP orders Air-Blue to compensate victims of Air crash

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Sunday ordered Air Blue officials to pay compensation to the victims of 2010 Margalla Hills crash.

The CJP on Saturday had ordered the management of Air Blue to submit details of the cheques submitted to the families of the deceased along with the list of the victims.

During hearing, Air Blue’s counsel said only some of the families are yet to be compensated. He added that each family of the victim was paid Rs5 million.

The court observed that it will ensure an interest is paid on the total pending compensation amount.

In 2010, Air Blue flight ED 202 crashed in the federal’s capital Margalla Hills killing six crew members and 146 passengers on board. The flight had been travelling from Karachi’s Jinnah’s International Airport to Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport when it crashed.

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