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Chief Justice takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

Chief Justice takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

CJ called Chief Commissioner and IGP Islamabad to report within 48 hours

After massive criticism on social media, Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice of stage collapse incident happened at Bahria Enclave, Islamabad.

The incident took place on April 28, but state institutions were denying over what happened. No FIR has been registered so far, Islamabad commissioner showed reluctance about formal inquiry.

Taking notice of the matter, Chief Justice of Pakistan has called report from Chief Commissioner and IGP, Islamabad within 48 hours.

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 which happened during the recording of a private TV channel program when the 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”.

According to the information available on social media and the subsequent reports in a segment of the electronic media, two people were killed dozens of people were wounded when the shoddy seating apparatus crashed during the recording of ARY Zindagi’s show called Eidi Sab Kay Liye organized at Islamabad’s Bahria Town Enclave.

Initially, the television channels did not cover the story for days due to fears of corporate damage. Some of the electronic media talk shows and social media discussed the issue. After the ensuing social media outcry, several newspapers then also reported the incident.

The apex court’s press release said the Islamabad administration allegedly seemed reluctant to take action in accordance with law after the incident and “remained silent spectator in the whole episode”.

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