STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Fire erupts at PIA's engineering department in Karachi

A number of fire tenders arrived at the scene and were engaged in fire-fighting inside the PIA engineering complex.

Published: 04th June 2016 05:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2016 12:26 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KARACHI: A major fire broke out today at the sensitive precision engineering department of Pakistan's national carrier at the international airport here, officials said.

The fire started early morning near the Jinnah International Airport, where the engineering facility of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is located.

Heavy contingents of police and Pakistan Rangers arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.

A number of fire tenders arrived at the scene and were engaged in fire-fighting inside the PIA engineering complex.

PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani told media that fire had been controlled around 1 PM.

"No one was injured and the incident has not affected flight operations. There was no major damage to the facility," he said.

He said preliminary investigation showed that it was caused due to short-circuit. He said detailed inquiry has been ordered by PIA Chairman Azam Saigol.

PIA's engineering complex termed as a sensitive area with high security, where the aircraft equipment are manufactured and repaired.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp