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.
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