LAHORE: A man and his minor daughter died of severe burns after a fire broke out in the servant quarter in a private housing society of Chuhng here on Thursday.

The victims were identified as Ilyas, 35, and Farah, 12.

A police official said they rushed to the site along with Rescue 1122 teams and found the charred bodies of Ilyas and Farah who were employees at the house.

He said apparently, the cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

He said Ilyas’s wife was out of the house and further details would be shared once inquiry was completed.

FACTORY FIRE: A huge fire at a factory at Gajjumatta near Ferozepur Road gutted valuables, including furniture, on Thursday.

Police said the firefighters rushed to the site when some employees alerted them about

the fire in a portion of the factory. The fire spread so fast that it engulfed a major portion of the factory and its warehouse.

A police official said the teams were trying to control the blaze, which had spread fast due to inflammable material stocked in a huge quantity.

When this report was filed, a spokesperson for the Rescue 1122 said 80pc operation had been completed.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

Budget for stabilisation
Updated 13 Jun, 2024

Budget for stabilisation

The proposed steps lack any “disruptive policy changes", especially to "right-size" the govt, and doubts remain on authorities' ability to enforce new measures.
State of the economy
13 Jun, 2024

State of the economy

THE current fiscal year is but another year lost. Going by the new Pakistan Economic Survey, which maps the state of...
Unyielding onslaught
Updated 13 Jun, 2024

Unyielding onslaught

SEVEN soldiers paid the ultimate price in Lakki Marwat on Sunday when their vehicle was blown up in an IED attack,...
X diplomacy
Updated 12 Jun, 2024

X diplomacy

Both states can pursue adversarial policies, or come to the negotiating table and frankly discuss all outstanding issues, which can be tackled through dialogue.
Strange decisions
12 Jun, 2024

Strange decisions

THE ECP continues to wade deeper and deeper into controversy. Through its most recent decision, it had granted major...
Interest rate cut
Updated 11 Jun, 2024

Interest rate cut

The decision underscores SBP’s confidence that economic stability is gaining traction.