Dhaka, March 4 -- The High Court has formed a high-level committee to assess the fire safety of residential and commercial buildings in Dhaka, and check if the safety systems are in compliance with the law.

The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Kazi Zinat Hoque issued the order on Monday after hearing two separate writ petitions.

The High Court ordered the home secretary of security services to head the committee, which includes police, RAJUK, Fire Service and Civil Defence, BUET experts, and representatives of the Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporations.

The committee will have to submit a report with recommendations after investigating fire incidents, including last week's deadly blaze on Bailey Road.

The court also or...