Baldia factory fire: Investigators fly to Dubai to expand scope of probe


KARACHI: The investigation team, probing Baldia factory fire, has left for Dubai to record statement of the factory owners in connection to the blaze that gobbled over 250 lives.


The investigators will record statement of owners of Ali Enterprises who are currently in Dubai.

The team is led by DIG Sultan Khan with assistance of DIG Muneer Sheikh, SP Sajid Sadozai.

The horrific blaze had erupted at a garment factory Ali Enterprises in Baldia Town which at least 258 people –mostly labourers – burnt alive on September 11, 2012.

Till date, the investigations could not track the elements responsible for the fire. Recent investigations suggested political motive backed by alleged demands of extortion from some influential quarters in Karachi.