The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered authorities to make arrangements for burials of 17 unidentifiable victims of Baldia Town factory fire, awaiting DNA test in the morgue of Edhi center near Sohrab Goth.
On this, the court ordered that all the bodies should be buried in a sequence now. Heirs of these bodies say that they were made to go from one place to another to identify their loved ones.
The order, however, would pave the way for provision of compensation to the families of victims.
The Sindh High Court has been hearing a petition filed by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) and other labour organisations, which have demanded that responsibility be fixed for the tragic incident and the affected families compensated.
The petitioners have also demanded that the process of identifying dozens of victims, who had burned beyond recognition, be expedited and reports of DNA tests submitted so that the painful wait of their legal heirs could come to an end.
After the hearing today the court ordered the authorities to bury all the ill-fated bodies.
Previously on 11th of this month, the court also granted bail to all accused including owners of Baldia town Factory that caught fire last year killing over 290 people in the biggest city of the country.
The court further asked authorities to submit a DNA report by March 12.