Arrest warrant for Baldia factory key accused issued

Staff Reporter

Karachi–A local court on Saturday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Mansoor, the prime suspect of Baldia Town factory fire case.
In the hearing of the case, the Sindh government presented a two-page report before the court.
Special Public Prosecutor Sajid Mehboob Sheikh informed the court that a copy of the Joint Investigation Team has been received, to which the court responded that the JIT wasn’t called for and asked what other measures have been taken in the investigation.
The prosecutor responded that a new investigation officer Islam Gul had been assigned to the case and the statements from witnesses have been recorded. Former investigation officer SSP Sajid Sudozai said that his predecessor Inspector Jahanzaib had been given a show-cause notice for poor performance.
He also said that a team has been formed to arrest the fugitive Mansoor.
Upon hearing the arguments, the court adjourned the hearing till July 16. In 2012, over 280 people were burned alive when the garment factory was burnt down in the Baldia Town area of Karachi.

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