Mian manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has expressed deep condolences on behalf of the PPP and on his behalf over the loss of precious lives as a result of fire in a Plaza located in Anarkali area of the provincial capital. He prayed for the eternal peace for the departed souls and fortitude for the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss.
He demanded of the government to immediately conduct the survey of all plazas located in urban areas with a view to ascertain the installation of arrangements to cope with the anticipated emergency situation like fire or collapse of such constructions.
He observed that most of the plazas in urban areas were death trap because the construction grossly lacked the arrangements of fire extinguishing and fire exists adding the authorities looked the other way and had not taken the notice of such glaring violations of commercial and residential buildings ‘ constructions.
He added that if the government now exhibited a degree of complacency after this accident then it would be deemed as a criminal negligence and therefore unpardonable.