KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has termed the Baldia Factory inferno “the blackest incident” in the history of country.

He demanded immediate ban on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) as it is not a political party but a mafia which targeted innocent people for its vested interests.

He was addressing a press conference along with the affected families of Baldia factory fire at Idara Noor-e-Haq here on Friday. JI Karachi chapter leaders including Abdul Wahab, Barjees Ahmed, Osama Razi, Younus Barai, Abdur Razzaq and others were also present on the occasion.

Naeem made it clear that if the government and national security institutions would not take decisive action against the terrorist activities of MQM then the peace in Karachi would not be restored. He said the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report on Baldia factory fire was an eye opener for every patriotic Pakistani. The said incident in which more than 260 labourers were set ablaze alive, just upon refusing extortion, was certainly inhuman and a brutal act.

“After the investigation of any high profile terrorist cases including Wali Babar killing case, May 12 mayhem, April 9 mayhem or Baldia factory inferno, it is evident that MQM is behind all such terrorist cases which was an ample proof that MQM is not a political party but a terrorist group which is involved in targeting innocent people,” he added.

During the press conference, he said the path of all terrorist activities lead to Governor House and Nine Zero. The national security organisations should take a decisive action against MQM regardless of any reconciliation for restoration of peace in Karachi.

Naeem demanded transparent judicial inquiry into the JIT report in connection with the Baldia factory inferno and a transparent judicial inquiry on other terrorism incidents including May 12 mayhem and 12th Rabiul Awwal incident. He further demanded of revealing the JIT findings on May 12 mayhem and April 9 terrorist attack before the public.

He also demanded to announce Rs1 million compensation and a job to each family of Baldia Factory Inferno, adding the Jamaat-e-Islami will also make its best possible efforts for education and heath arrangements for the families of Baldia factory fire.    

IMPLEMENTATION ON PPA STARTS

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Karachi police are on track in implementing the Protection of Pakistan Act. In first phase, registration of sale of house and rented houses has been made mandatory.

Karachi police will verify information collected through various real Estate dealers, registered and unregistered houses on rent, sold and bought in city. Police station SSP notified that after 15 days information of property dealing should be handed over to police, otherwise strict action will be taken against the particular agents.

The computerised identity cards’ copies of buyers and seller should be kept with them so that it could be traced if any unsuitable incident takes place.