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MQM denies link with Baldia factory suspect

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) today called for public hanging of the man allegedly involved in Baldia Town factory fire, which killed more than 25 people. In a press statement, MQM’s Rabita Committee said it has nothing to do with the cruel man named by the JIT in its report on Baldia Town tragedy. “We…

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February 7, 2015

 

Siraj demands naming of party behind Baldia Factory fire

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Siraj ul Haq toady called for exposing the name of political party named by Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in its report on Baldia Town factory fire, which killed more than 250 people. His remarks came a day after a JIT report termed the deadly factory fire as an act of arson….

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February 7, 2015

 

Imran shocked over JIT report of Baldia factory incident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Saturday expressed shock over joint investigation team (JIT) report of Baldia Town garment factory that stated it was not an accident but arson. “Shocking to see such inhuman callousness by extortionist mafia which set fire to Baldia Town factory killing over 258 workers,” Khan said in a message…

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February 7, 2015

 

MQM leader says factory owners never reported extortion

KARACHI: Responding to a report about the Baldia Town factory arson, former provincial minister for industries, Rauf Siddiqui Friday said that had the owners lodged a complaint about the extortion, the government would have had the culprits thrown in the jail, Samaa reported. “Yes, the bail of the factory owners was cancelled after I had…

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February 6, 2015

 

Karachi factory fire that killed hundreds was arson: report

KARACHI: The infernal blaze that gutted Ali Enterprises, a garment factory in Baldia Town, was not an accident but arson, Samaa reported. In a shocking development, a suspect, who is currently in the custody of paramilitary force, Rangers, has confessed to perpetrating incendiarism that killed near 300 factory workers on the night of September 11,…

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February 6, 2015

 

Panasonic closes TV plant in China, to sell Mexican factory

TOKYO: Panasonic has closed its last remaining TV manufacturing factory in China and is to sell its plant in Mexico as part of a restructuring plan aimed at stemming losses, a newspaper said Saturday. The Japanese electronics giant was forced to pull the plug on local production in the two countries due to a sharp…

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January 31, 2015

 

Accused remanded in factory supervisor murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday handed over to police on judicial remand the alleged murderer of Karachi factory supervisor. The 19-year-old accused, identified as Abdul Raheem, was arrested with the help of CCTV footage. The CCTV footage shows that the teenager allegedly killed Saleem, a supervisor of a factory located in Federal B Area…

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January 27, 2015

 

CCTV footage: Factory supervisor gunned down

SAMAA airs CCTV footage of a factory supervisor who was shot dead by alleged extortionist in Karachi. Watch this video.

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January 19, 2015

 

Faisalabad factory roof collapse kills four laborer

FAISALABAD: At least four people were killed and five others wounded as roof of a factory collapsed on them in today’s wee hours, SAMAA reported on Saturday. According to the Rescue sources, boiler of a factory located in Faisalabad area of Akbarabad exploded with a loud bang that caused the roof of the factory to…

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January 17, 2015

 

Did Pakistan learn any lesson from Karachi factory fire?

KARACHI: More than two years after a fire tore through a Karachi clothing factory, killing 255 workers, no-one has been prosecuted over the catastrophe, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in Pakistani history. The abandoned hulk of the Ali Enterprises factory, which supplied cheap clothes to Western retailers, now stands as a monument to a…

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January 7, 2015

 

Let’s watch how sugar is prepared

Tando Allah Yar’s Shabbir Mashori prepared a report on how sugar comes into being.

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December 29, 2014

 

Karachi: Fire erupts in F.B Area factory

KARACHI: An intense fire broke out in a factory located in Karachi’s Federal B Area this morning as firefighters were struggling to douse the flames, Samaa reported. According to fire brigade officials, the “big third category fire” erupted in the factory’s godown, engulfing the warehouse within no time. At least eight fire tenders of the…

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October 30, 2014

 

Four injured in Karachi factory explosion

KARACHI: At least four people were injured in a minor explosion that occurred in a factory here on Saturday. According to reports, the explosion took place in a factory situated near Habib Bank Chowrangi, SITE Area. Reports said that it might be a cylinder blast. SAMAA

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September 27, 2014

 

Candle-lit vigil for Baldia factory victims

A fire gutted a factory in Baldia Town. The fire also burned down all the factory workers. Candles were lit in the memory of those martyrs at Karachi Arts Council. Shehla Mehmood reports from Karachi.

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September 12, 2014

 

Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools

BANGALORE/SYDNEY: Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed. Despite euro zone manufacturers barely raising their prices, growth in the region slowed slightly more than initially thought, and…

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September 2, 2014

 

Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65

BEIJING: An explosion at a factory in eastern China on Saturday killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while more than 100 were injured in what appeared to be an industrial accident. The explosion in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu near Shanghai, “has resulted in 65 deaths”, state broadcaster China Central…

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August 2, 2014

 

India to allow Nokia to transfer Chennai factory to Microsoft

NEW DELHI/ HELSINKI: Nokia has won an appeal to release a local factory seized by authorities in a tax dispute, allowing the transfer of the plant as part of the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft. The plant in Chennai is one of Nokia's biggest phone-making factories. Nokia had appealed its seizure and…

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December 12, 2013

 

Jaguar Land Rover says Rio factory to start producing in 2016

MUMBAI: Jaguar Land Rover Ltd confirmed on Thursday its plans to invest 750 million reais to build a factory in Rio de Janeiro with a capacity of 24,000 vehicles per year.The luxury unit of Tata Motors Ltd said production should begin in 2016. Jaguar Land Rover has about 53 percent of Brazil's luxury SUV market…

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December 5, 2013

 

Key Bangladesh garments factory destroyed in blaze

DHAKA: A devastating fire ripped through a Bangladesh garment factory supplying major Western retailers, police and industry officials said on Friday, in a blaze set by workers angered over rumours of a colleague's death in police firing.Garments are a vital sector for the South Asian nation, whose low wages and duty-free access to Western markets…

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November 29, 2013

 

Nokia asks Delhi High Court to release factory seized in tax dispute

NEW DELHI: Nokia has asked the Delhi High Court to help release its Indian factory after its seizure by the local tax authorities, the Finnish firm said on Thursday as it seeks to resolve the tax dispute ahead of the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft.Nokia said it did not expect the dispute…

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November 21, 2013

 

Hub: Man killed in factory boiler explosion

Staff ReportHUB: A boiler in an industrial unit exploded Thursday in Hub town, killing a man and injuring three labourers, SAMAA reported. The explosion occurred at a factory located in Hub industrial city in Balochitan’s Lasbela district, 31 kilometers from Karachi.The fire brigade, police and officials of the industry department reached the spot and shifted…

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October 31, 2013