Fire engulfed Income Tax Records

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 09 March 2015 16:21

KARACHI: Fire broke off on the fourth and eighth floors of the Income Tax Office adjacent to the Sindh Secretariat destroying a number of records Monday morning.

It has been reported that the fire started in a canteen on the eighth floor spreading to the fourth, but bypassed the fifth, sixth and seventh floors completely.

Soon after the incident, the Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue Hafiz Muhammad Ali claimed that no important documents were lost in the fire. However, according to eyewitness reports, a significant number of documents and records on the affected floors were destroyed by the fire.

The fire was intense and spread quickly, causing significant material loss.

Officials confirming the loss told APP that the fire was brought under control due to the timely arrival of fire engines. No injuries or casualties were registered as staff attendance was thin.

This is the third fire in Karachi reported this year. Earlier in 2015, fires broke out in Karachi’s furniture market and in the emergency ward of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

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