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February 6, 2015

Group of miscreants set fire to Baldia Town factory: report

KARACHI: The Baldia factory fire which consumed over 250 lives was a result of the owners not paying extortion demanded by a certain political faction, according to the Joint Investigation Report (JIT).

The report submitted by Sindh Rangers on Friday during the hearing of the Baldia Town factory fire case revealed, that the fire was intentionally caused by miscreants.

According to the report, the Rangers recently arrested a prime suspect who confessed to setting the factory on fire along with a group of miscreants intentionally.

A two member bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar of the Sindh High Court heard the case.

According to the Rangers Law Officer, further interrogations are being carried out with the prime suspect in custody.

The case was adjourned for one week.

More than 250 employees were charred to death following the eruption of fire into the Baldia Town factory in 2012, dubbed as the worst fire incident in Pakistan's history.