KARACHI: A recent investigation report into the April 11 fire, which erupted in the property room of the City Courts Complex in Karachi, on Monday revealed significant neglect in the response of police and court staff.
According to the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, the fire initially erupted at 1:30am but fire officials were called after the delay of at least one hour—at 2:31am.
According to the report, emergency response teams were told to wait at the gate for at least a 40-minute-long period, which further delayed the process of dousing the blaze.
The report further said that during this time fire officials attempted to put out the flames through the windows.
A fire that erupted in the property room of the City Courts Complex in Karachi last week was brought under control after approximately four hours.
The fire was contained after fire brigade vehicles from all around the city were called. According to details, a number of explosions were also heard in the court’s evidence room, before the fire. The court’s evidence room usually contains items, like explosives, which are recovered from arrested suspects.
Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khowaja had informed the media that there was no one inside the room when it was engulfed by fire.