ISLAMABAD: Airblue on Saturday claimed that 104 families of those passengers aboard the ill fated flight ED200 had been paid compensation, while the claims of 31 others were being processed.
As families gathered to pay respects on the second anniversary of the Airblue flight, which crashed into the Margalla Hills exactly two years ago, Airblue's Director (Commercial) Raheel Ahmed told media in Islamabad on Saturday that seven families of the victims have yet to file documents while cases of 10 others are pending due to litigation.
Ahmed said that an Airblue employee had been dedicated to the family of each victim and the company staff had worked with full diligence to provide all possible assistance to the families.
"These employees will remain available to assist the families in future."
He said that Airblue had been ensuring that the investigation report into the crash was completed in record time by providing material and financial assistance at each phase of the investigation.
"It was also ensured that the investigation report was made public, the first time that this has happened in Pakistan's aviation history. Airblue fully supported and assisted the legislative effort in parliament to pass a legislation, increasing the compensation payable for air accidents to Rs5 million," he added.
Airblue has also constructed an engraved memorial wall in Margalla Hills in remembrance of the victims.
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The statement of Mr Raheel is evident of the fact that he is still advocating the report which has been termed as false, misleading and devoid of facts by the Peshawar High Court.
Can he also explain that if AirBlue was behind the issuance of the false report that was reportedly completed in March 2011, took another 9 months for surfacing? and that also ONLY after the affected families knocked on the doors of judiciary???
The monument which he also proudly claims, was made possible ONLY after a protracted campaign by the families association which started inundating the AirBlue management's including Mr Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's email inbox with daily emails telling them to comply with their responsibility and construct a memorial...
The uplifting of the H-11 graves was also done in a similar manner whereby the Families Association gave them nightmares.
Mr. Raheel... please for once, speak the truth... you should fear Allah..
Junaid Hamid Convener AirBlue Crash Affectees Group