CJ takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

CJ takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

Bahria Enclave Tragedy News

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, Business92 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.

At least One woman was confirmed dead on Tuesday as a result of the stage collapse during a recording of ARY Zindagi’s show at Bahria Enclave Islamabad a week ago.

Dozens of people were wounded when the shoddy seating apparatus crashed during recording of ARY Zindagi’s show called Eidi Sab Kay Liye organized at Islamabad’s Bahria Town Enclave.

However, the pictures and videos of the incidents flooded the social media triggering an alarm over the scale of the casualties as there are reports that over 150 people sustained injuries in the incident.

Seated on elevated bleachers, most people broke their bones as they collapsed from the height of almost two and half floors. According to a blogger (who claimed to be among the injured who helped himself to a nearby hospital when the seating apparatus collapsed), the Emergency Room of PIMS hospital was teeming with the injured.

According to the accounts of some eyewitnesses, the members of TV management fled the site as soon as the tragedy befell leaving the people particularly children trapped under the broken structure.

Quite interestingly, Bahria Town ‘took notice’ of the incident on May 6 more than a week after the incident took place and asked the ARY management to account for the tragedy.

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