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.
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.