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Fire-fighters try to control the blaze at Karachi's garment factory on September 11, 2012. - Photo by AFP
Photo from September 11, 2012 shows fire-fighters trying to control the blaze at the garment factory in Karachi in one of the nation's worst industrial disasters.—Photo by AFP

KARACHI: An interim charge sheet pertaining to the Baldia factory fire case was submitted in a local court here Thursday, DawnNews reported.

A garment factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town area suffered one of the nation’s worst industrial disasters last month when an enormous inferno swallowed down the factory, killing at least 258. Police currently is investigating the tragedy.

Police alleged that concerned departments were not cooperating in the investigation and neither have the DNA tests of some of the victims been conducted yet.

According to the police, SITE Association, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC), Sindh Employees Social Security Institution, the civil defence, fire brigade, labour and other departments were not cooperating with investigators in the probe.

One of the important suspects in the case, the manager of the factory, is reportedly still at large.

The court ordered the police to arrest the factory manager and present him for the next hearing. Moreover, it had directed the police to identify those responsible for the disaster and submit a final charge sheet by Oct 16.

The court subsequently adjourned the hearing until Oct 16.

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