Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Karachi on October 28, 2012. A court in Pakistan has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting the blaze. Photo: AP Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Karachi on October 28, 2012. A court in Pakistan has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting the blaze. Photo: AP
Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Karachi on October 28, 2012. A court in Pakistan has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting the blaze. Photo: AP

Pakistan sentences two men to death for 2012 Karachi factory fire that killed over 260

  • The two men, members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party, were found guilty of starting the blaze after the owner refused to pay a bribe
  • Pakistan’s moratorium against the death penalty was controversially lifted after a bloody Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in 2014

Topic |   Pakistan
Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Karachi on October 28, 2012. A court in Pakistan has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting the blaze. Photo: AP Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Karachi on October 28, 2012. A court in Pakistan has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting the blaze. Photo: AP
Firefighters extinguish a fire at a factory in Karachi on October 28, 2012. A court in Pakistan has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting the blaze. Photo: AP
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