CJ takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo-motu notice of the Bahria Enclave incident which claimed the live of one person and injured dozens of people, Samaa reported.

According to a press release by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of Bahria Enclave incident wherein during recording of a private TV channel programme, stage collapsed causing deaths and injuries to many people.

It mentions, “The notice was taken on media reports that two people were killed and dozens of others were injured after a stage collapsed. Instead of providing medical aid to the injured people, most of the management staff escaped from the site and turned off the lights that made it difficult to carry out rescue activities. Reportedly, injured people were not provided proper medical treatment”.

The release further stated that Islamabad administration allegedly remained silent spectator in the whole episode and seemed reluctant to take action in accordance with law”.

Taking notice of the matter, Chief Justice of Pakistan has called report from Chief Commissioner and IGP, Islamabad within 48 hours.

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