The Record Of Saaf Pani Company Burnt In Lahore Plaza Fire

One dead, six injured as 15-storey building catches fire in Lahore

On Saturday, a multi-story shopping mall owned by Ali Imran, son-in-law of Shebaz Sharif; former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president, inscrutably caught fire that injured two and killed one accidentally.

“Office of Ali Trading Company is located on the same floor where blaze erupted. The record of agreement of Punjab Saaf Pani Company was also stashed on the same floor.” 

According to the sources, the record of agreements between Ali Trade Company and Saaf Pani Company was kept in the same office.


At about 5 PM in the evening, the 15-storey building comprising apartments and office caught fire and was extinguished at about 6:40 PM with the help of at least seven snorkels of the fire brigade. Initial reports say the fire broke out in the basement of the 15-storey building and quickly spread to other floors.

Before National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’, Punjab Saaf Pani Company and Punjab Power Development Company’s record hasn’t yet been produced by Ali Imran thus far, who is facing anti-graft proceedings. He was also investigated by National Accountability Bureau for renting out an office in this plaza the government-owned company on exorbitant rates.


Ali Imran ‘proclaimed absconder’, declared by an accountability court two days ago. Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law is accused of receiving graft money from the CEO of the Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) Ikram Naveed.

The authorities will soon arrest the culprits if the building or the office was set to fire as an investigation has been ordered into the incident.


One citizen was killed; six others were injured.  

ARY News reported on Saturday that after a 15-storey commercial-cum-residential building on Lahore city’s M.M. Alam Road caught fire, one citizen was killed whereas six others were injured.

As the office caught fire, rescue 1122 offficials soon reached the spot. They rescued more than 50 people who were trapped on different floors of the apartment section of the building.

“Their (rescue officials) response was timely, I have ordered the rescue authorities to quickly rescue all and I assure you that a proper investigation will follow this incident,” said Chohan.

However, as the first fire engine brought to the spot had a shorter ladder than required to douse the blaze the fire brigade took about an hour to start efforts to douse the fire.


Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar too took notice of the incident and ordered rescue officials to quickly extinguish the fire. He ordered RESCUE 1122 and fire brigade to make sure all the victims should be evacuated safely from the building.