• Karachi: Fire in factory extinguished‚ death toll rises to 289

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    Karachi factory blaze: Death toll rises to 289 Karachi factory blaze: Death toll rises to 289

    The death toll in Karachi tragedy has risen to two hundred eighty nine while rescue operations has been completed.

     Fire erupted in garment factory in Karachi has been extinguished in which two hundred eighty nine people were killed.

    Official sources told Radio Pakistan representative Ibrahim Kawan on Wednesday evening that rescue operation has been completed however two fire brigade stations have been placed at the factory as stand by to meet any emergency.

    According to Commissioner Karachi eighty three bodies have been brought in Civil Hospital‚ ninety six in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and seventy bodies in Jinnah hospital so far..

    Provincial health Minister Dr. Saghir Ahmed told media that DNA will be conducted bodies which has not yet been identified.

    Meanwhile‚ Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah taking notice of fire in garments factory in Karachi has constitutes an inquiry commission headed by (Retd) Justice Qurban Alavi.

    He asked the commission to submit its reports within seven days.

    Talking to media Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad said that President Zardari is in continuous contact over the fire incident said that the orders for the arrest of factory owners have been issued.

    Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf called on Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad by phone and inquired from him the latest details in the Karachi tragedy.

    The Prime Minister directed him that all out efforts should be made to help the affected persons and families.
    President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed grave concern over the rising death toll due to unfortunate incident of fire in Karachi.

    Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar has said that the President has called for report on the fire incidents in Karachi and Lahore from the Governors of the provinces.

    The President while expressing his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives has condoled with the bereaved families. He has also directed the concerned authorities to ensure that best medical assistance be provided to the affected people.

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