Lahore : Punjab Clean Water Company office set up at the plaza owned by Shahbaz Sharif’s son in law Ali Imran has engulfed into fire causing death of man and injuries to 2 persons . All the record left by the NAB turned into ashes.
Dolphin Police Force responded in minutes even before Fire Brigade and rescued 50 people from the plaza that had caught fire. They weren’t wearing any protective gear and entered the building beyond the call of their duty.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered an inquiry into the eruption of fire in a plaza on MM Alam Road. He has sought a report from IGP Punjab.
Fire erupted at Ali Towers situated at MM Alam road on Saturday.
A men lost his life after falling out the building in a bid to escape the fire.The deceased, identified as Imran, breathed his last during treatment at the city’s Services Hospital.
The local administration said that the fire has been extinguished at the basement of the plaza and the procedural cooling process has been completed.
The plaza is owned by former Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif’s son in law. Investigations are underway on the cause of the fire,” Fayyaz Chohan said while briefing the media over the incident.Seven fire tenders took part in extinguishing fire, the personnel entered in the affected building through an adjacent building.
Lahore Deputy Commissioner Captain (retd) Anwar ul Haq said that the fire brigade personnel immediately arrived after the blaze erupted at the building’s basement. The plaza was sealed by the orders of DC Lahore.
The National Accountancy Bureau had grilled Imran for renting out an office to the Saaf Pani Company in November at an annual rent of over Rs28 million, which the anti-graft watchdog believed was exorbitant as compared to the market rate.
Imran is also accused of having Rs120m deposited to his bank account from the account of the Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC). Besides, an investigation against him is also underway for possessing assets beyond known sources of income.
In December 2017, the NAB had launched a thorough probe into the affairs of 56 public sector companies formed by the Shahbaz administration in Punjab for their alleged involvement in corruption.