An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Tuesday handed down death sentences to two Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists, Zubair alias Charya and Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, in Baldia factory fire case.
Baldia factory fire
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi is expected to announce its verdict tomorrow (Tuesday) in the high-profile Baldia factory fire case
The anti-terrorism court adjourned the proceedings for September 17.
The petition was filed by incumbent Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi seeking the court to make the JIT reports public.
Special Public Prosecutor Sajid Mehboob and the witness senior superintendent police (SSP) Sajid Sadozai have also appeared where the suspects' lawyers completed cross-examination with them.
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The blaze at the Ali Enterprises factory in Baldia Town of Karachi on September 11, 2012, had killed at least 258 people in one of Pakistan’s worst industrial disasters.
At least 260 workers were burnt alive when the ill-fated multistorey garment factory was set ablaze in the city’s Baldia Town on Sept 11, 2012.
The blaze at the Ali Enterprises factory in Baldia Town of Karachi, had killed 258 people in one of Pakistan’s worst industrial disasters.
The court was hearing the case of one of Pakistan's worst industrial disasters in which fire had engulfed a garment factory in September 2012.