Fire breaks out in WASA HQ

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RAWALPINDI: A fire broke out in a room of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Headquarters Building, located in Liaquat Bagh, due to short-circuiting shortly before Iftar today.

Officials of Rescue 1122 immediately rushed to the spot and successfully managed to put out the fire and take control of the situation.

The senior management of the authority, including WASA Managing Director Raja Shaukat Mahmood also rushed to the spot to review the situation. No casualties have been reported on the incident and no official records were lost in the accident.

On this occasion, Director General RDA Capt (R) Abdul Sattar Issani also took notice of the incident immediately and has formed an inquiry committee to investigate the matter.


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KMC forms committee to issue Fire Brigade NOC before construction of high-rise buildings

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KARACHI: A six-member committee headed by Legal Adviser Azra Muqeem has been formed by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Karachi Fire Brigade Department before the construction of a high-rise building.

The other member of the committee includes Representative of Finance Advisor, Ghulam Murtaza, Director Estate Imtiaz Abro, Director MUCT Nayab Saeed, Director Land Tariq Siddiqui and Humayun from Fire Brigade, who will also work on policy formulation.

The NOC will be issued after the authority is ensured of all the necessary fire extinguishing equipment installed in the buildings, informed Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed.

The relevant authorities will fix a set fee for the issuance of the certificate to ensure transparency.


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