KARACHI: After their maiden flight from Karachi to Islamabad, B4-213 crashed just before it was due to land on April 20, Bhoja Air has announced initial compensation of Rs500,000 for the legal heirs of the victims.
In an official statement released on Monday, the private airline said that the compensation will be given to heirs after they produced their legal heir-ship certificates and the nomination certificate.
It added that the heirs will then be paid an initial amount of Rs500,000, which will be deducted from the final settlement, to be ascertained as per law.
Bhoja Air can be contacted on 111-111-265 for any further queries regarding the compensation.
Earlier, talking to The Express Tribune, aviation lawyers said that under the Carriage by Air Act of 2012, the families of the Bhoja Air crash victims are entitled to at least Rs5 million in compensation.
Bhoja Air flights to resume after May 4
The statement added that despite the incident, Bhoja Air has continued its daily flight operations from Karachi to Lahore and back. It will resume Islamabad and Multan flights after May 4, 2012.
It added that all offices of the airline remained fully functional.
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