Building collapse case: One-day physical remand of builder Javed approved

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KARACHI: Court on Friday approved one-day physical remand of builder Javed and his accomplice Mohammad Younas in Karachi building collapse case. According to details, both the accused were produced before the court. Earlier, prime suspect in Rizvia building collapse incident, Javed was shifted to Karachi after the security personnel arrested him and his facilitator Mohammad Younas from Punjab. Javed was repairing building’s pillar with Younas at the time of the mishap. The builder sustained injuries and was admitted to the hospital from where he escaped. The police officers told that Javed is blind due to which he always keeps Younas by his side. Both the suspects will be presented before the court, they said. It is to be mentioned here that 26 people have lost their lives as four-storey residential building caved in when the builder was constructing fifth floor. The government has declared over 1500 buildings as dangerous in Karachi. INP