Fire ravages in Karachi’s City Court warehouse, official records torched, investigations underway

Fire ravages in Karachi’s City Court warehouse, official records torched, investigations underway

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On Wednesday it was reported, a major fire that erupted in the Mal Khana [warehouse] of the city courts also engulfed the record house, destroying case properties, valuable record and ammunition.

The warehouse was set ablaze late night on Tuesday. Firefighters, rescuers and law enforcers rushed to the scene but were unable to effectively run a firefighting operation due to blasts in the warehouse. The explosion also caused panic among the surrounding areas.

However, the fire was extinguished in the morning after a continuous struggle of six hours.

Sindh Inspector General A.D Khowaja and other officials also visited the site. The IGP, while talking to media, said that a short circuit seems to be what caused the inferno in the warehouse which was constructed in the British era. “However,” he said, “final conclusions will be reached after thorough investigations.”

Chief Fire Officer Tehseen Siddique told the media that bullets and explosives in the warehouse caused blasts.

The Sindh High Court’s registrar along with district and sessions judges visited the court premises. He said that the fire also engulfed the record room and burned important documents. He added that some torched files were seen on the floor.

Karachi Bar Association General Secretary Ishfaq Ali Galal announced that the court will remain shut on Wednesday.

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