German widow files compensation petition against Airblue, CAA

Published: July 27, 2011
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An Airblue flight crashed last year on July 28 in Margalla hills, enroute to Islamabad from Karachi. Over 150 passengers on board had lost their lives.

An Airblue flight crashed last year on July 28 in Margalla hills, enroute to Islamabad from Karachi. Over 150 passengers on board had lost their lives.

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to Airblue airlines and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), on Wednesday, after a petition was filed by the widow of a German victim in the Air Blue crash last year.

Dr. Marko’s wife Dr. Marao filed a compensation claim in the SHC for Rs77.6m.

She stated in the petition that even after one year, the airline had failed to provide any compensation which is why she has moved the court for justice.

The court has issued notices to Airblue, CAA and other relevant authorities for September 15.

According to an earlier report, Airblue’s Director Corporate Affairs, Sadia Mohammad had said that 39 families had received the final compensation of Rs5 million whereas Air Blue has already paid out Rs0.5 million to all 146 families.

Furthermore, Airblue’s investigation team had completed its report and submitted it to the ministry of defence, according to a letter available with The Express Tribune.

Earlier in June, a two-member bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) has issued notices to Airblue airline, the federal government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to explain their positions in a writ petition filed by family members of the victims of the fatal crash, praying to the court to ground all domestic and international flights of Airblue till the findings of an independent board of inquiry are made public and a definite declaration is made that the aircraft are safe to fly.

(Read: Airblue crash: PHC issues notices to airline, govt and CAA)

The defence ministry had been asked to submit its report on the Air Blue crash investigation before a parliamentary panel on human rights within three months.

(Read: Air Blue tragedy: Submit report on air crash in three months, defence ministry told)

An Airblue plane crashed last year on July 28 in Margalla hills when it was enroute to Islamabad from Karachi.

Over 150 passengers on board including the German national, Doctor Marko, lost their lives.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • san
    Jul 27, 2011 - 9:33PM

    All victims of Airblue Crash need to filed compensation claim. They need to use their rights at every level and do not sit at home crying that it was God will.

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  • H.A. Khan
    Jul 27, 2011 - 10:38PM

    Let us see the inquiry report….

    Air Blue needs to be sued……

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  • khan
    Jul 27, 2011 - 11:35PM

    somebody told me that it was the pilot who did it just becuase some foreigners were sitting in the plane

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  • Ray of Hope
    Jul 28, 2011 - 12:22PM

    IT is unfortunate for us that the findings of this kind of inquiries where involvement of influential people are proved, have never come to light. There is no government in this country. One day Allah will do His own justice.

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  • Maher
    Jul 28, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Its Pakistan, and she has filed petition in Pakistani High court. She will not get a single Rupee.Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    Jul 28, 2011 - 3:06PM

    @khan:
    This must surely be the most stupid thing I have ever heard as being the cause of an aircrash.

    If you see foreigners on board you commit suicide.

    Mr Khan you need to stop hanging around will people who talk this way. They are mentally challenged.

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  • Khan
    Jul 28, 2011 - 8:47PM

    CJ of Supreme Court of Pakistan should have taken notice of this and barred the Airline’s flights until further notice pending the investigation. If this had happened any where else they sure would have grounded at least same make of planes till they find out the real cause behind the accident.
    Mrs Marao along with the other bereaved families need to file the case in SC and highlight the case in the media more for compensation and grounding the flights till investigation is complete.

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  • pardesi
    Jul 29, 2011 - 6:46AM

    does pakistan have Rs77.6m?

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