Valuable papers lost, as KMC record room catches fire

KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) old record turned to ashes in KMC headquarters record room in the presence of city wardens, giving loss of a lot of priceless documents to the city.

The record room contained project details, development works, orders, issues and other valuable information regarding land, infrastructure and many other important matters related to different departments of KMC.

Sources from fire department told PPI that the record room of KMC Old Building near Light House area had caught fire on Sunday, which was controlled with the help of two fire tenders. The reason of fire could not be ascertained.

Sources told that only three city wardens were on duty when the incident happened as it was holiday. They said there was little chance of short-circuit, because it usually happens when enough quantity of electricity is being used.

This scribe, when tried to gather facts about the incident after visiting the record room on Monday, he was asked by city wardens to take a hike. A city warden escorted the scribe out of the vicinity of the building, even not allowing him to meet the senior officers to get their comment.

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