The Saddest Incident incurred on Sunday morning in Awami Markaz, On Sunday Morning when the half of Islamabadian were sleeping and other were enjoying in their homes, suddenly a saddest breaking news comes with great shocked. 36 IT Software companies were working in Awami Markaz. some international companies were also working here.
According to the news, Two persons died in the incident and one was badly injured when a fire broke out in Awami Markaz. as you all know this is the Sunday morning and Sunday is an official leave day in Pakistan. but they both were working in a call center as per their jobs TORs.
Ali Raza and Umer Ejaz were the unlucky people who were in the building when fire broke out, Both are the employee of Outpost Company, A call center inside the building, Raza and Ejaz both jumped for saving their lives but unfortunately, Raza could not survive his injuries and died on the spot and Ejaz was badly injured and taken him to Pakistan Medical Sciences’ Burns Unit.
Waqar was another victim of this incident, Waqar was the support staff at Atex Software Company. Waqar was the resident of the Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir. Waqar was in the office when the fire broke out and he is died due to suffocation from the smoke and intense heat of the fire.
According to the news, the main cause of the fire was a short circuit break in the federal tax ombudsman office, located on the ground floor.The management said the Rescue teams come and doing their operation with in an hour. out of which one had a sky lift and the extendable ladder was the part of the rescue plan.
Fire extinguished were used for erupted the flames rapidly from the different floors. The Chairperson of Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA) Barkan Saeed Told in his interview that there were oversights that led to the fire becoming as colossal as it did.
Barkan Saeed also added
The fire has caused a lot of damage to the IT sector of Pakistan and the government has to assist companies so that they may continue operations and no IT Park has fire safety procedures that comply with international standards.
Capital Development Authority(CDA) Spokesperson said in His Interview
The fire was taken care of but during the cooling process strong winds started blowing that reignited the fire. Eventually, firefighters from the Pakistan Navy and Rawalpindi Rescue 1122 also had to arrive on the scene to put out the blaze.
The most affected office in the building was the Federal Tax Ombudsman Office and Software Technology Park, All the official record and Equipment were burnt. In spite of a substantial unforeseen of firefighters, the building was gutted and now confronted the danger of crumple in light of the harm it has endured.
The Management creates the 8 member committee which is led by the DC. to investigate the main reason behind the fire.
The CEO of the Awami Markaz said in his recent interview that the building belongs to ministry of industries, and it was run by the Industry Facilitation Centre, a subsidiary of the ministry, He also added that 25 IT companies were working in the building and more than 1000 employees worked in the building, AQSA, FTO, Swati Cooperate, DPS, ORAtech, MOBI, SMART Company, Alfajar, Knowledge platform, PIDC, Think Tech, EDS, TalcoJacks, NPO & State Agency owned offices in the building.
According to the reports that the data of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were destroyed in the fire but the tweet from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria denied the claim and informed there was a small research unit at the Markaz which was digitally backed up at Planning, Development and Reforms Division, so no data was lost.