KARACHI – The huge loss of human life caused by the breakout of fire at factories in Karachi and Lahore is an enormous tragedy and the irreparable human loss is the result of the utter negligence and laxity of concerned departments and organisations. The sense of loss is further heightened by the fact that many of these precious lives could have been saved had the concerned bodies acted with more responsibility.”

These views were expressed by Syed Jawaid Iqbal, Chairman of the Moderates, a private-sector Think Tank that advocates tolerance, inter-faith harmony and democracy and seeks change in attitudes, enrichment in values and adherence to the rule of law, says a press release.