On Monday, the special assistant to the prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) expressed concern that the fire at the well-known Islamabad mall, which is owned by AJK PM Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, may be the result of “political victimisation.”On Sunday, a fire started in the food court of a well-known shopping centre in Islamabad, but it was swiftly “under control” when rescue workers rushed to the scene.
According to Islamabad police, the building was locked after the rescue operation was completed at the deputy commissioner’s request. The adviser to the AJK PM stated, “It is believed that [federal government] is doing political victimisation in context of political conditions,” in reference to the conflict between the federal government and PTI, which is in control in the area.
He declared that the federal government intends to make it a bigger disaster than Model Town fire” and implicated Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the mall fire. Ali Shan, the AJK’s food minister, said that if the mall was not reopened, a sit-in would be planned.The minister stated that they had come to show support for the AJK premier and that they do not intend to politicise the situation.
The management of the mall decides to go to court
In the meantime, the mall’s management has made the decision to file a lawsuit against the district administration for allegedly taking too long to put out the fire. They claimed that the district administration’s equipment was broken.
The administration authorities also said that when they brought attention to the delay in putting out the fire, the district administration behaved in a disparaging manner.Amir Khawaja, the mall’s general manager, told that a fire started in the food court’s kitchen but that no one was hurt.