According to officials, the large fire that engulfed the Sunday Bazaar in Islamabad’s Peshawar Mor in H-9 Sector has been put out by the fire brigade and other rescue teams.
The Pakistan Army and Rescue 1122 from Rawalpindi both contributed to the effort to put out the fire. At the scene of the incident, cooling is still taking place.
According to the deputy commissioner, 20% of the bazaar was damaged by the fire, but the area where it started has been entirely blocked off.
He said that a commission has been set up to investigate the cause of the fire, which destroyed over 300 stores.
Several businesses were damaged and reduced to ashes when the fire spread to the bazaar’s gate number seven at the Srinagar Avenue portion, according to rescue sources.
The majority of the stalls and shops offered carpets and used winter apparel. However, the incident did not result in any reported fatalities.
The capital police and district administration were assisting the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and the city’s fire brigade department in putting out the fire.
The fire was put out by at least ten fire engines. Rana Sanaullah, the interior minister, was aware of the incident in the interim. He has given the deputy city commissioner instructions to personally oversee the situation and make sure that all available tools are used to put out the fire.
The minister asked the district administration of Islamabad for a report on the occurrence.
It was not the first time that this market had caught fire, according to Geo News. Four times in the past, incidents identical to this occurred, destroying shops and causing owners to lose millions of rupees in their heavily invested businesses.
The cops have blocked off all access points to the bazaar. The Islamabad Police warned residents on Twitter to keep the nearby section of the Srinagar Highway clear.