A fire broke out on Sunday in a renowned shopping mall situated in Islamabad’s sector F-8.
Islamabad chief commissioner said that the fire has been brought under control and the cooling process has been initiated after videos on social media platforms showed smoke emitting out of the building.
In a statement, Islamabad Police said that people were rescued and safely evacuated from the backdoor of the mall — which was engulfed in smoke after the fire.
The search operation is still underway, and no person or shop has been harmed, the police said, adding that the fire inside the mall has been doused and a helicopter has also been called in.
“However, the fire has not been completely extinguished on the outside of the mall,” the police said, requesting the citizens to avoid travelling near the mall to ensure that rescue teams could do their work uninterrupted.
To oversee the situation, Inspector-General Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, senior police officials, and district administration representatives reached the mall, located in F-8.