Karachi, September 11, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sindh Minister for Labour, Transport and Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the incident of Baldia Town Factory will never be forgotten. PPP is always with the victims of the incident and would rehabilitated at every level, in this regard all possible measures would be taken properly.
This he said while addressing a solidarity gathering with the Baldia Town Factory Victims incident 2012 organized by the Labour and Human Resource Department Sindh at Arts Council of Pakistan here today. ILO Director at Islamabad Ingrid Khyristensen especially attended the Solidarity Day. Businessmen Majyd Aziz, Zubair Motiwala, Shamim Firpo, Labour Leaders Habibuddin Junedi, Nasir Mansoor of NTFU, Shafi Ghouri, Ms. Zehra, Chairperson of Victims Ms. Saeeda Khatoon, Secretary Labour Sindh Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Director Labour Welfare Khadim Hussain Bhatti, Vice Commissioner SESSI Shah Muhammad Shah , officials of Labour and relatives of Shuhada of the incident were also present on the occasion.
Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has further said that the blood of Shuhada never be wasted, and the issues of Shuhda families would be resolved on priority. A Committee is being constituted to look after the issues. He warned that who so ever be influential, would not be spared and culprits would be dealt severely, negligence would not be tolerated.
All facilities and assistance by the SESSI/ EOBI would also be continued. He informed that efforts are underway to get ILO grant of 5.2 million released on priority to help the victims relatives. He said that the Labour Department has prepared a legislation in this regard to protect the workers and safeguard their rights in the Health and Safety Protection at Workplace so that such incident could be avoided in future.
Earlier ILO Country Director Ingrid Khristensen also speaking at and paid tribute to the victims of the incident and assured that ILO is continuously working on such policy and implementation to protect the workers and avoid such incident in Pakistan and at international level. This is the wakeup call for all of us to take positive measures and implement the Laws at Work Place. ILO Singapore Convention had also ensured that further more we move forward on the lines to avoid accidental deaths and injuries at work places, she added.
Secretary Labour Sindh Abdul Rasheed Solangi also highlighted the Salient features of the Act / law of Safety Occupational and Health Bill, which will be passed by the Assembly very soon. He also informed various measures and steps taken by the Labour Department for the Welfare and well being of workers and described the 11th September as Commemorate day with the victims of Baldia Town factory, 2012. Mr. Majyd Aziz, Habibuddin Junedi, Nasir Memon and others also spoke. Fateha Khuwani also held for the Shuhada.
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