KARACHI: A key witness in Baldia factory case on Tuesday revealed that factory was set on fire after owners failed to give extortion money to political party Muthhaida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
According to details, the factory’s production in-charge appeared before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday and submitted that the factory was set ablaze upon directives by MQM leadership subsequent to the declination of demand for extortion by the owners of the factory.
The officer revealed that he had requested MQM worker Zubair alias Charya by him to ease the demand of extortion to Rs10 million. However, the worker stood firm on the amount not being any less than Rs200 million.
Moreover, he revealed that the worker threatened of dire consequences if extortion was not paid.
At least 250 factory workers were burnt alive at the garment factory on September 11, 2012.