Islamabad, OCT 10 /DNA/ – Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Usman, Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Chairman CDA assured that he would expedite the post-fire structure stability report of the Centaurus Mall and move master to finalize its matters. He also allowed the Centaurus management to arrange the cleaning of the mall besides allowing owners to collect their possessions from the mall. He said this while talking to a delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) that called on him led by its President Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari. Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan former President ICCI and CEO Centaurus Mall, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi former President ICCI and Ch. Naseer Ahmed senior member ICCI were in the delegation.
Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI and Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan former President ICCI and CEO Centaurus briefed Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Usman, Chief Commissioner ICT and Chairman CDA about the fire incident in the mall and thanked him for monitoring the rescue and firefighting operations in his presence. They also thanked Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza Corps Commander 10 Corps Rawalpindi, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Rescue 1122 and Fire Brigade for their active role in bringing the fire under control due to which the Centaurus Mall was saved from serious damages. They assured that ICCI and the Centaurus Mall Management would fully cooperate with the ICT Administration in completing the technical report and restoring the mall back to its normal operations. Sardar Yasir Ilyas informed the Chief Commissioner ICT that the mall is perfectly fine and fire did not penetrate the structure of the tower due to which the structure is sound & safe. He requested that the tenants and residents may be allowed to reside in Tower-B. He said that each component of the complex is independent, therefore, the entire complex may not be sealed. He said that they would provide full support to the CDA and the Administration for inspection of the mall. He said that the complex may be de-sealed and the residents may not be asked to leave as it will create problems for them.