“Day of sorrow” – protests against deadly factory fires in Pakistan

Residents watch the rescue operation in the garment factory in Karachi. Photo via CNN

Protests are scheduled all over Pakistan on Saturday, against the horrific factory fire that claimed nearly 300 lives in Karachi and 25 in Lahore due to criminal negligence of the factory owners whose primary interest lies in making money — they exploit workers, ignore safety standards that the government, equally criminally, did not enforce. Details of the protests below. Online petitions calling for the government to take action: Avaaz and International Workers Solidarity Petition

Relatives of workers who perished in the Karachi blaze mourn outside the factory. Reuters photo

Join the “day of sorrow” Saturday 15 September in solidarity with workers killed in Karachi and Lahore in factory fires

  • Hyderabad: 1.30pm Old Campus, contact Bukhshal Thallo +92-3443333888
  • Karachi: 4 pm from Ghani Chourangi SITE to the factory where 300 workers lost lives, contact Nasir Mansoor +92-3003587211
  • Lahore: 3pm Charing Cross, Mall Road, contact Rana Aslam +92-3004210024
  • Faisalabad: Wheel Jam strike by power looms workers, contact Rana Tahir +92-3007252295
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  1. Thanks Beena. Nasir

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