Transporters oppose compensation payment through insurance companies

HYDERABAD: After presenting causalities compensation bill in the Sindh Assembly session by Senior Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on January 27, 2015, suggesting making compensations to accident affectees at per with the Punjab government Vehicle Ordinance which is, Rs 240,000 through an insurance company, Sindh Bus Owners Association on Friday strongly opposed the bill, apprehending it would open new chapter of corruption in Sindh province.

Association’s President Mir Afzal Khan said that they have been providing compensation to accident affectees in Sindh when any affectee claims for the compensation from the Sindh Bus Owners Cooperative Society. The whole process of society for distributing of this compensation is transparent so there is no need to involve any insurance company, he said.

Talking to PPI, Afzal said, the society that deals with accidents cases and pay compensation to accident affectees is not a Sindh government department but it is fully funded by Sindh bus transporters so the interference of Sindh government into its matters would not be accepted at any cost. He opined that the government of Sindh has no right to ask transporters to pay premium to any private insurance company as it would open new doors for more corruption in Sindh province.