Anti Terrorism Court announces verdict in the Baldia Town factory case
*An anti-terrorism court in Karachi has sentenced to death two MQM workers, Rehman Bhola and Zubair alias Charya, for setting fire to a garments factory in Baldia Town in 2012 which claimed the lives of 259 people. *
MQM leader Rauf Siddiqui has been acquitted in the case over a lack of proof against him.
The hearing was held at ATC VII inside Karachi Central Jail on Tuesday. A total of 170 hearings were held and the verdict has been given after eight years.
I am so happy that justice has been served, said Siddiqui while speaking to the media after the verdict was announced. “The screams of the workers who were set ablaze keep me up at night,” he added.