Karachi factory fire: SHC issues notices to authorities
KARACHI: The Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to concerned officials and departments over a huge fire that has so far killed at least 289 people at a garment factory in Karachi.
The blaze, which engulfed the factory in Karachi’s SITE area, has been termed as the city’s “biggest fire in terms of deaths in decades”.
A petition was filed in the SHC on Tuesday over the incident after which Chief Justice Mushir Alam issued notices to several authorities, including the Advocate General (AG) Sindh, the Secretary for Industries, Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh and the Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police.
The CJ has also sought a reply within ten days from the officials.
The petitioner has filed the application for the incident’s investigation and possible negligence by authorities. The petitioner has also pleaded to the court to compensate relatives of the victims of the tragedy.