Trade and industry concerned on fire incidents in industrial zones

Karachi, October 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): The trade and industry has expressed its sheer concern over the ever-increasing incidents of fire in Karachi particularly in the industrial areas. In a statement the Chief Patron Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) S M Muneer, Chairman Mohammad Zubair Chhaya, President All Karachi Industrial Alliance Mian Zahid Hussain and Vice Chairmen Niaz Ahmed and Najmul Arfeen have showed their dismay over the five incidents of fire in just one day in Karachi on Tuesday including one in Korangi Industrial Area’s factory wherein the factory was gutted due to the delay in fire fighting by the fire brigade.

KATI chief said that the fire fighting system in Karachi has got outdated and used up due to which fire brigade department is unable to extinguish fire effectively and timely. He said that even the water is not available to the fore tenders easily and conveniently.

The industry leaders have demanded of the government to revamp fire brigade department in Karachi and import new and modern fire tenders for the city and to be allocated to the industrial zones separately.

They further demanded to bring in more snorkels for rescue work as the largest city of the country has not have enough snorkels to cope up the situation. They also demanded a judicial probe in the fire incidents in the city in order investigate that whether the fire incidents are not the consequence of any act of sabotage.

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Ahmed
Press Secretary
Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI)
ST-4/2, Sector 23, Korangi Industrial Area,
Karachi 74900
Tel: +9221 3506 1211 -2
Cell: +92346 2012346
Fax: +9221 3506 1215

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