The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sought a reply from the federation and the Ministry of Railways regarding submission of an inquiry report of the Tezgam Express fire incident. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the Islamabad High Court conducted the hearing of a petition filed for an independent inquiry into Tezgam train inferno. The high court sought the inquiry report over the train fire incident from the federal government and prevention steps by the ministry concerned to void such accidents in the future. The court had sent notices to the federation and Ministry of Railways. Justice Kayani directed the Ministry of Interior to submit an inquiry report of the Tezgam incident and remarked that he would deliver the verdict after reviewing it.It is noteworthy to mention here that the court had sought a reply from the federal government in the previous hearing, which was not complied by the federation and the Interior Ministry. During the hearing on Friday, Justice Kayani expressed outrage over non-payment of compensation money to the affected persons despite an announcement made by Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed.The judge questioned the reason for not paying compensation. To this, the lawyer representing the ministry replied that the federal government would have to pay the compensation to the victims. Later, the high court adjourned the hearing until January 13 after issuing notices to the federal government and the Ministry of Railways.On October 31, as many as 73 people had lost their lives and 40 others injured when a fire had engulfed three bogies of Tezgam Express due to an alleged cylinder explosion in Liaquatpur, Rahim Yar Khan.The train was on its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi when the unfortunate occurrence had taken place. A Pakistan Railways official had confirmed that the fire was caused by the explosion in a gas cylinder. After the blast, the raging fire had engulfed two other coaches as well.Railway officials had said there were more than 200 passengers travelling in the three carriages, in which there were at least 77 passengers in one of the carriages while there 78 in the other economy class carriage. At least 54 passengers were travelling in the business class carriage.