President Asif Ali Zardari has assured that the case against owners of fire-struck Baldia factory would not be withdrawn by the government.
The President assured Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan who telephoned him following media reports that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has ordered withdrawal of case, four months after the industrial disaster in the history of Pakistan.
More than 250 people were perished in the fire at a garment factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town in October last year.
The case had been registered against three owners of the factory –Abdul Aziz, Shahid Bhaila and Rashid Bhaila.
Reports said the PM on Wednesday ordered withdrawal of FIR against the industrialists, fulfilling his promise he made with office-bearers of Karachi Chamber of Commerce (KCCI).
Meanwhile Governor Sindh telephoned President Asif Ali Zardari and apprised him of legal aspects of the case. The governor said that withdrawal of the case would be tantamount to injustice to the victim families.
At which, the President ordered Minister of State for Finance Salim Mandviwala to come to Karachi and meet with Chief Minister, Governor Sindh and heirs of the factory fire victims in order to review progress in the case and compensation matters.