Karachi fire: Two to hang for garment factory inferno


A court in Karachi has sentenced two men to death for arson after finding them guilty of starting Pakistan’s deadliest industrial fire, which killed some 260 people in 2012. The men were found to have set a garment factory ablaze because its owners had not paid extortion money. They were affiliated with the MQM party, which was in power in the city at the time, the court said. Hundreds were trapped inside the building which had no fire exits. No date has been set for the hanging of Abdul Rehman and Zubair Charya, the MQM workers who were convicted.

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