ISLAMABAD: Safety Investigation Board submitted the investigation report of Air Blue Flight ABQ-202 to the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani and briefed him in detail about the events which led to the unfortunate accident.The Prime Minister approved the dispatch of the investigation report for comments to the states of Manufacture and Design which is requirement of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The comments from these States are to be received within a period of 60 days.
The PM directed that while they wait for comments from the concerned states, necessary safety related directives must be issued to all concerned to ensure the safety of lives and equipment. He was also apprised on the progress of payment of compensation to the affected families. The Prime Minister expressed his concern on the slow pace of compensation and directed that the process including codal formalities be expedited to help the affected families.
Minister of Defence Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar, Secretary Defence Lt. Gen (Retd) Athar Ali, Deputy Chief Of Air Staff (Operations) Air Marshal Muhammad Hasan, Additional Secretary Defence Major General Raja Arif Nazir and DG CAA Air Marshal(Retd) Khalid Chaudhry were also present at the presentation. – Onlinenews