MQM disowns Baldia factory arson accused

KARACHI: The Rabitta Committee of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) on Saturday said it had no links with Rizwan Qureshi – the accused in the Baldia Town factory fire tragedy.

The statement of the Rabitta Committee emphasised the MQM had zero-tolerance for extortionists and other criminals. The party also appealed to the media to stop referring to Rizwan Qureshi as a member of the MQM.
On Friday, the report of the joint investigation team (JIT) pertaining to the fire was submitted in the Sindh High Court along with the statement of a Rangers official according to which the information was disclosed by an alleged MQM worker Rizwan Qureshi.

The report stated that Rangers had recently arrested a prime suspect who confessed to setting the factory on fire intentionally along with a group of miscreants.

Termed as the worst fire in Pakistan’s history, at least 250 employees were killed in Baldia Town factory which burnt down in 2012.