Baldia factory fire case: SHC seeks reports on DNA tests, compensation money

Published: November 13, 2012
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Also orders registration of all the unregistered factories across the province. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Also orders registration of all the unregistered factories across the province. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed authorities to furnish progress reports on DNA tests of unidentifiable Baldia factory fire victims and disbursement of compensation cheques among families of the deceased, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The country’s worst fire incident had claimed the lives of over 250 people in September. Many workers died of suffocation, others still were burnt alive at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia town, which made ready-to-wear clothing for Western export.

The SHC had earlier given the provincial government a week to complete the DNA matching process to identify the remaining victims so that their bodies can be handed over to their families.

During Tuesday’s hearing, the court was informed that the ill-fated factory was not registered.

The court ordered registration of all the unregistered factories across the province and also sought a detailed report on them.

The hearing was adjourned till December 3.

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