ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Office was being evacuated after it caught fire
at the sixth floor, Geo News media source reported on Monday.
According to TV report, The Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was presiding over a meeting when the fire broke out.
Upon learning about the glare, Prime Minister Khan ordered the fire extinguishing squad to guard his staff members safely outside the building; and continued to chair the meeting despite the fire.
Merely after ensuring that the entire staff had been taken out, The Prime Minister Imran Khan then left for his Banigala residence.
The rescue teams and Prime Minister’s firefighting system were busy dousing the fire.
And as per the sources, the fire broke out in the cabinet block situated at the fifth floor, after an underground wiring underwent a short circuit.
According to the rescue teams, no casualties have been reported thus far.
There are some tweets on twitter about this fire incident.
Prime Minister Secretariat fire incident #Islamabad
–#ImranKhan was in meeting at PM Secretariat when fire erupted on the 6th floor
-Imran Khan instruct rescue teams to evacuate the staff first then he will leave
— SherY – (@SherySyed_) April 8, 2019
Is it burning of last eight month record? # fire at PM office ISLAMABAD.
— Khalid Saeed Bukhari (@skhs77) April 8, 2019
fire erupts at 6th floor of the Prime Minister office @PakPMO in islamabad, PM @ImranKhanPTI was present at 5th floor & was holding meeting, incident raises questions about quality of work carried out by PWD,CDA & other departments in such important public buildings
— Mateen Haider (@haider_mateen) April 8, 2019