Dubai: JIT records statements of Baldia factory owners


DUBAI: Arshad Bhaila and Shahid Bhaila – the owners of a garment factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town that was burnt down in 2012 killing at least 280 poor labourers – recorded their statements to a joint investigation team (JIT) here on Monday.


The four-member investigation team, headed by DIG Muneer Sheikh and DIG Sultan Khawaja, had arrived in Dubai on Sunday to record the statements.

The owners had refused to visit Pakistan for the same as they had departed to London after the tragic incident of the factory fire – the worst in Pakistan’s history.

Over 280 people had lost their lives in Baldia Town factory inferno.