Baldia factory fire suspects should be hanged publicly: Altaf Hussain

Published: February 21, 2015
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MQM chief Altaf Hussain. PHOTO: MQM

MQM chief Altaf Hussain. PHOTO: MQM

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain appealed on Saturday to army chief General Raheel Sharif for a fair investigation into the Baldia factory fire case, Express News reported.

The MQM chief asked the army chief to constitute an investigative team comprising of military officers to probe the deadly blaze which killed more than 259 factory workers.

“A special chowk (roundabout) should be formed where those responsible for the fire should be hanged,” Altaf further said.

Earlier, the Rangers placed the blame of the Baldia factory fire on the MQM in a report submitted to the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday.

RELATED: Baldia inferno: JIT accuses political party of starting fire

They claimed that some members of the party were linked to the deadly fire. In the report submitted to a division bench of the SHC, law enforcers had claimed that they had arrested a man in connection to the industrial fire and during the interrogation he had identified himself as an MQM worker.

However, the MQM had called the JIT report, submitted by the Rangers to the Sindh High Court over the Baldia factory fire, as propaganda against the party and decided to challenge it in court.

RELATED: Baldia factory inferno: Altaf calls for foreign probe as party dismisses JIT report

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  • Rex Minor
    Feb 21, 2015 - 4:15PM

    When I visted Paris a few decades ago, the French pretended not to speak Engilsh with tourists

    For heavens sake this man does not belong to the civilised world and should not be given the publicity.

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  • bash gul
    Feb 21, 2015 - 7:52PM

    What a move. Why was he silent for all these months. He is now making some of his workers a scapegoat to save his skin. All is fair in dirty politics. He will just disown the culprits. Everyone knows, this party has an iron grip over its supporters and in areas it controls.Recommend

  • Bobb Mack
    Feb 21, 2015 - 9:21PM

    @bash gul:

    Mohajirs are our brothers and sisters and own Pakistan as much as any one else. Their migration to Pakistan was a blessing, still is and will always be. Sadly some destructive elements, with no love for the immigrants, also crossed over. Altaf Hussain seems the perfect example of a destructive pedigree. People say he has become the epicentre of every evil activity in Karachi. The impression is that, if required, he is even prepared to kill his close associate.Yet the irony is that he is almost worshiped by the many sections of Urdu speaking community. I think the time has come that, in order to dilute his damaging influence, his true face is revealed to Pakistanis, particularly people of Sind and the world. The government of Pakistan should seek his extradition and investigate him for his alleged crimes….at the same time supporting those Mohajirs who have suffered because of his sinful politics. This would of course require that those who seek to punish him should have enough credibility to deliver justice.Recommend

  • Ibrar
    Feb 21, 2015 - 11:02PM

    He rejected the JIT report and, among many other absurd and laughable declarations, is asking for foreign probe….UN etc. He obviously does not believe in the country’s justice system if its decisions do not favour him. He must know his demand for foreign intervention is highly inappropriate and nothing other than the product of his irrational and eccentric mind and will not be accepted. Yet from now and again he keeps repeating the same nonsense because he believes by making such noises would make him appear more credible and that Pakistani law will shy away. And that eventually a compromise with other politicians would extricate him from this quagmire.Recommend

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