Anti-terrorism court upholds verdict in Baldia factory fire case
The arguments of the parties in the Baldia factory tragedy case have been completed in the anti-terrorism court. The ATC has reserved its verdict till September 17.
A fire broke out in a garment factory in Baldia Town, Karachi on September 11, 2012, killing more than 260 people, including a large number of women. The factory owners blamed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for the blaze.
The Sessions Court had transferred the case against the accused to the Anti-Terrorism Court. The court in February 2017 granted bail to former provincial ministers Rauf Siddiqui, Rehman Bhola and Zubair Cheri.
During the trial in the anti-terrorism court, 400 eyewitnesses and other witnesses had recorded statements against the accused.
The anti-terrorism court will deliver its verdict in the Baldia factory tragedy case on September 17.
The JIT report on the Baldia factory fire case released by the Sindh government had said that the incident was initially declared an accident but during the investigation, it was revealed that the fire was set on purpose