Baldia factory fire: New committee meets, testifies ex-IO

KARACHI: The first meeting of newly formed probe committee on Baldia Town factory fire was held in the chair of Additional Inspector General Crime Branch Khadim Hussain here on Thursday.

The members of the team, Rangers Colonel Sajjad Bashir, FIA Additional Director Altaf Hussain and DIG Crime Branch Mushtaq Mahar participated in the meeting.

According to police, ex-investigation officer (IO) of the case, Jahanzeb was testified before the committee.

The police further say, due to the importance of the matter the committee will meet on daily basis and will record statements of every person who can provide further information.

The Sindh Home Department had formed an investigation team to further probe the Baldia factory fire that killed over 250 people in 2012.
The team will probe the tragedy which recently made headlines in media after a JIT report was submitted in the Sindh High Court.