Fire breaks out at a five star hotel in Lahore

  • Rescuers and fire tenders have reached the hotel, located on Mall Road.

LAHORE – Rescuers are responding to the five star hotel after a fire erupted at the luxurious hotel in Punjab capital city on Saturday evening.

Reports in local media suggested that the fire broke out at a banquet hall of the hotel, located on Mall Road.

As many as five fire brigades and rescue teams have been dispatched to the site.

Pictures emerging on social media show thick smoke billowing from the hotel.

Pearl-Continental Hotels & Resorts (also abbreviated to PC Hotels) is the largest chain of five-star hotels in Pakistan with properties in Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gwadar, Bhurban, and Muzaffarabad. Pearl-Continental Hotels is a subsidiary of Hashoo Group who also operate Marriott Hotels in Islamabad and Karachi through a franchise system.

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