Malik Riaz announces cash aid for fire victims
13 September, 2012
Lahore: Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain has announced cash assistance of Rs 200,000 for the family members of those killed in the factory fires in Karachi and Lahore and Rs 100,000 for the injured.
In what are apparently the worst industrial fires of the country's history, more than 300 people have lost their lives and dozens suffered burn injuries.
The fires have raised questions about the safety standards in factories and highlighted the need for proper fire exits and on-premises firefighting equipment.
The aid announced by Riaz would be given to the victims of both the Lahore and Karachi fires.