LAHORE (PR) - On Friday night, a fire erupted at the New Auriga Complex on the Main Boulevard in Lahore at around 7:00 pm. The building also houses the head office of Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading converged communications service provider.

The cause of the fire remains to be ascertained, and investigations are pending as to where and how it started. Wateen employees immediately contacted the fire department and Rescue Services, and while waiting valiantly attempted to put out the fire. However, despite their best efforts the fire spread quickly to engulf the third and fourth floors of the building.Company employees were evacuated in an orderly manner and the utmost efforts were made to also help evacuate other tenants of the building.