Members of political party behind Baldia factory fire, Rangers tell SHC

Rangers report say the fire - which killed over 250 people in 2012 - was deliberate

Web Desk February 06, 2015
In this file photo, members of City Fire Services take part in rescue operation. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Rangers on Friday afternoon submitted a report to the Sindh High Court (SHC) on the Baldia factory fire, revealing that the inferno - which killed over 250 people in 2012 - was deliberate and members of a political party were behind it, Express News reported.

Fire in Ali Enterprises - a garment factory in Baldia Town - burnt 259 people alive on September 11, 2012.

A two-member SHC bench, headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqir, took up the case today. The Rangers report submitted to the bench stated that a member of the accused political party admitted to setting the factory on fire along with his accomplices. The suspect was arrested by Rangers as part of the investigation into the inferno.

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Rangers have asked SHC to keep the findings of the report secret due to the involvement of politicians in the attack.

During the hearing, the court ordered the concerned authorities to distribute cheques among the victims who haven't been given any financial support. It also asked the authorities to submit a report in one week time.


Atheist_Pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply

Where are the NAMES ET, we Pakistani want the NAME Of the so called "politicians"

straightshooter | 6 years ago | Reply

MQM loves the Army. Bhai sings about that every weekend. I think in the current scenario, MQM will be the only party accepting the JIT report.

Not sure if trolling myself.

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