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8th meeting of PIACL Board held


Karachi; December 22, 2016

The 8th meeting of the Board of Directors of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Ltd. (PIACL) was held here this morning.

The Board was given a detailed briefing on the unfortunate crash of ATR-42 and apprised of the steps taken by the airline for providing relief, support and assistance to the aggrieved family members. While expressing their deep grief and sorrow over the tragic incident, the Board members appreciated the proactive steps taken by PIA management in this regard after the crash.

The meeting was informed that Safety Investigation Board is conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and all assistance it needs from PIA is being provided forthwith.

The Board was informed that an initial compensation of Rs. 500,000 has been disbursed to the next of kin of most of the persons who lost their lives in the December 7 crash and the process would be completed after the finalization of legal formalities.

The Board took keen interest in the welfare of Haseena Gul, the 14-year old girl from Chitral who lost all six members of her immediate family in the air crash. The Board said that, if needed, PIA would like to take the responsibility of her education as well as living and medical expenses.

The Board expressed the satisfaction that PIA is doing detailed inspection of all its aircraft and directed the management that all steps should be taken to ensure highest safety standards.

Matters relating to airline's operations and improving its profitability also came under discussion.