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No fire safety

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TWO recent events have illustrated the need for the strict enforcement of fire safety codes in this country. Lack of enforcement of such regulations puts lives at risk. On Sunday, the Awami Markaz building in Islamabad was gutted. As reported, it turned out that the high-rise was without a Capital Development Authority completion certificate, the document that certifies compliance with the requisite fire and safety codes. Meanwhile, on Monday, activists and families of Karachi’s Baldia factory victims observed the fifth anniversary of the blaze, considered the worst industrial accident in the country’s history. Around 260 people perished........

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