Fire in Itwar Bazar wipes out 302 stalls.


ISLAMABAD -- Fire erupted at Sunday Bazaar at Peshawar Mor in Islamabad during wee hours of Tuesday morning wiped out around 302 numerous stalls at D,E and H series but it was controlled within an hour, police and district administration said.

The fire erupted around 3:50 am and it mainly engulfed the stalls of carpet, shoes and other items. Soon after the fire, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat reached the scene. In his message on social media, he said 'Alhamdolillah it was controlled within one hour. I have met the affectees and will take appropriate measures to make this Bazar have foolproof arrangements to prevent any such incident in future'.

Sunday Bazaar (Itwar Bazar) is located in H-9 Sector and such incident happened on July 18, 2019 and on other occasions in the past. Following the orders of the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, an inquiry committee has been constituted to look into the incident.

The police said the...

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