Terrorism can’t be ruled out in Karachi factory fire: Malik


Karachi: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that possibility of terrorism activity cannot be ruled out in Karachi factory fire incident and no one will be tolerated if found guilty.

He said that the terrorist wants to destabilise the country through Karachi.

Talking to media outside the factory on Sunday, Malik rejected the initial report submitted by the police. He said, “according to the report, the generator caught fire due to electric over charge and the boiler and the generator were also placed nearby.”

The minister said that the report regarding the generator tripping was wrong as that was working fine, adding that the fire did not start due to the boiler and the generator.

He said that the owners of the factory would not be harassed, however, no one would be tolerated if found guilty in the incident.

260 workers were burnt to death in the city when a fire which broke out in the factory situated in Baldia Town area of city on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

Malik said that possibility of terror activity could not be ruled out but as both Karachi and Lahore incidents have similarities, however, investigations are being carried out. He added that they were also investigating that why the fire brigade reached the spot late.