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Karachi fire factory owners recorded their statements to the tribunal [Pakistan]

Author: Dawn [Pakistan], Published on: 24 September 2012

…Police in Karachi…registered a murder case against the owners of a garment factory. At least 258 workers perished in the horrific fire that destroyed the garment factory in Karachi…industrial tragedy that prompted calls for an overhaul of poor safety standards…The owners said that the doors of the factory were not closed…despite many calls to the fire department, the fire fighters reached the factory after an hour of the incident…Shahid Bhaila said that his factory’s human resource was outsourced to contractors so he was not aware if salaries were being given to the labourers on that day. The brothers told the tribunal that their factory had an international certificate which said that their factory abided all the international standards to operate.

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