After the famous Centaurus Mall in the heart of the capital city caught fire on Sunday, the CDA administration decided to conduct a fire safety audit of all high-rise buildings in the jurisdiction of the civic body. The CDA would also carry out an audit after the fire of the Centaurus Mall. The meeting of the civic body was presided over by its Chairman Captain Usman where the CDA decided that all the buildings having heights of more than 50 feet would undergo the fire safety audit. The meeting also decided that all such buildings would be tested for real-time mock exercises. The Chairman also stressed the need to strengthen the civic body's fire-fighting system. The chairman of CDA also lauded the active participation of Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi in fighting the fire and announced special awards for the staff who participated in the operation.
On Sunday a large fire broke out in the food court on the fourth floor of the famous Centaurus Mall. The incident has prompted the civic body to rise for immediate action. There were no casualties reported, however, the building has been sealed for further inquiry. The Chairman CDA who also holds the portfolio of Chief Commissioner has said that the fire brigade, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, and Rescue 1122 actively participated in the operation. The rescue teams pulled out people trapped in the mall and stopped the fire from spreading to other building floors where hundreds of families were busy shopping.