Pakistan factory fire highlights risks for workers

KARACHI – The death of 289 workers in a devastating factory fire has highlighted Pakistan’s dismal approach to industrial safety and raised fears for the clothing sector vital to the nation’s struggling economy.

Police records show Ali Enterprises exported ready-made garments to North America and Western Europe, though it is not clear which brands or chains were supplied.

Nasir Mansoor of the National Trade Union Federation said safety measures were ignored at the factory. Continue reading “Pakistan factory fire highlights risks for workers”