Diplomatic sources informed The News that all the legal formalities had been completed and necessary documents handed over to diplomatic officials in Pakistan Consulate, Dubai, for handing over the prime accused of the Baldia factory ablaze.
At least 260 workers were killed and dozens injured when a fire swept through the garment factory in Karachi’s Baldia Town in September 2012.
The investigation into the Baldia factory tragedy already revealed that the factory, Ali Enterprises, was deliberately set ablaze on the instructions of MQM leader Hammad Siddiqui. The Pakistani mission in the United Arab Emirates has notified FIA officials, who will soon travel to the Emirates for the purpose, added sources.
The sources further revealed that at the time of his arrest in Dubai, two close associates and facilitators of Siddiqui were present but managed to escape.