An unfortunate incident of fire eruption at Portway Trade Centre, Karachi last night, which severely impacted the front side of the building.
No casualties were reported despite being rated as a 3rd degree fire incident.
However most of the offices located at the front side are severely damaged and have faced massive losses in terms of furniture, fixtures, inventory, and documents.
The initial investigation stated that the cause of the fire was due to a fire in Bank Alfalah or the other courier shop, which resulted in the fire spreading to the top floor of the building. Sadly, all offices on the front side of the building have been severely burnt. No causalities been reported, one person had to jump from the building to save their life.
The Portway Trade Centre is a commercial building located in the Karachi Port Trust area. The building is situated on Main Shahra-e-Faisal, which is a major road in the city, and is known for its proximity to the Karachi Port.
The Portway Trade Centre is home to a number of well-known companies and organizations, and is considered to be a prestigious business address in Karachi. The building is easily accessible by public transport, and is located close to a number of restaurants, cafes, and other amenities.
We urge the authorities to investigate this incident thoroughly and take appropriate measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur again. We are grateful to the fire department for their swift response, and we appreciate their efforts in putting out the fire.