KCCI demands withdrawal of charges

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KARACHI: In a bid to apply pressure on behalf of the owners of the Baldia Town factory, the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has demanded that authorities withdraw the charges of planned murder that have been levelled against the owners.

In a press statement issued on Monday, the KCCI said: “KCCI has been agitating against the application of Pakistan Penal Code 302 (premeditated murder) in an industrial accident case as KCCI believes no industrialists or businessmen would purposely destroy their own factory and murder their own workers,” said the statement.

The factory caught fire in September last year and 259 workers were killed. On December 29, 2012, the KCCI pushed the Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to get charges of murder against the owners removed from the FIR. However, the prime minister merely instructed the chief secretary of Sindh to revisit the case along with the police and home department of Sindh. The supplementary challan was accordingly submitted in the court, which is currently possessed of the matter.

 

Courtesy: The News


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