Burnt Karachi factory was not registered: Ministry of Labour report

Report said factory was not registered under Factories Act 1934, nor had the owners submitted a letter of occupation.

Web Desk September 13, 2012

KARACHI: Sindh Ministry of Labour has submitted its initial report in the deadly factory fire in Karachi to the Sindh Government on Thursday, Express News reported on Thursday.

According to the report prepared by Director Labour-West Division, the factory had not been registered under the 1934 Factories Act and the organisation had also failed to submit a Letter of Occupation to the concerned authorities.

An organisation is bound to submit a Letter of Acceptance and or Permission Letter to the authorities.

The ministry said it had tried to survey the factory again but the ongoing rescue operation had hindered their investigation and they could not collect more evidence.

Earlier, Sindh Labour Minister Ameer Nawab had claimed that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah had stopped him from taking action against factories violating labour rules.

According to the initial inquiry report of the fire, negligence on part of the factory owners and government departments resulted in the incident, Express News had reported, though cases of murder have been registered against the factory owner.


Hasan | 8 years ago | Reply

Occupational Safety and Health Laws in Pakistan What are the laws in Pakistan relating to the issues of occupational safety and health?


Hasan | 8 years ago | Reply

For export purposes all such units needs ISO certifications that gives certificates on all procedures being followed and shared with all employees. This certifications requires inspections.

Insurance companies also do their risk assessments after complete inspection of the factory and they make sure that all safety parameters are in place. If that factory was insured than that inspection records would be available in their files along with their reports.

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