Pakistan: Fire breaks out in PM’s office

A fire erupted on the sixth floor of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offices in Islamabad on Monday, prompting the evacuation of staff as emergency services rushed to the scene.

The prime minister reportedly ordered his staff be taken to safety first while he continued to chair a meeting, before eventually evacuating to his Bani Gala residence as firefighters tackled the blaze.

Six fire fighters were sent to the scene and the blaze was soon brought under control. Additional troops were deployed to the area as a precautionary measure.