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Baldia factory fire case: ATC summons more witnesses on Jan 23

KARACHI: Senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Rauf Siddiqui, appeared before the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday in Baldia factory fire case, reported ARY News. MQM workers Rehman alias Bhoola, Zubair, and others also appeared before the ATC. The court recorded statements of five witnesses of the incident. Witnesses told the court that a fire ‘suddenly’ erupted at the factory and they jumped out of window to save their lives. Heirs of four of the deceased victims said they came through…

13 more witnesses record statements in Baldia factory fire case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday recorded the statements of 13 more witness, including five survivors of the inferno, in the Baldia factory fire case and summoned more witnesses at the next hearing on January 19. Jail authorities produced key suspects in Baldia factory fire case, Rehman Bhola, Zubair Charya and others were produced before the court. While Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan  (MQM-P) leader Rauf Siddiqui was also appeared before the ATC. In their statements, witnesses said that fire erupted all…

ATC rejects Bhola’s bail plea in Baldia factory inferno case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday dismissed a bail application of Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, a former sector-in-charge of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), in the Baldia factory fire case. Bhola, a key suspect in the case pertaining to a deadly fire that swept through a garment factory in 2012, had confessed to his involvement in the felony. Of late, the suspect through his lawyer moved an application in the court, informing that he did not give any such confessional statement under Section 164 of the…