After two years of the Garment Factory of Baldia Town incident the rangers have come up with the joint interrogation report (JIT) saying that factory was burnt by a faction group of a political party. Suddenly popped up JIT is very different then the research reports and judicial commission reports.
The incident took place on September 11th 2012. In the early days of the incident, the owners of the factory, Abdul Aziz and Arshad Bhalia, and CEO of the factory Shahid Bhalia were arrested in charge of negligence and murder of 257 workers.
First of all, the Human Right Commission Pakistan called upon the government to start criminal proceedings against the Factory owners due to inhuman working environment.
National Trade Union Federation Pakistan (NTUF)
Another point to be noted is that, the then labor Minister of Sindh, Ameer Nawab, resigned from his post saying that Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has stopped him taking action against factories violating labor laws.
An international organization, Ethical Trading initiative (ETI), which is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs, reported upon one year anniversary that Shehzad Ali who survived and was working on the second floor said:
Not to forget that 97% factories in Pakistan are running in such inhumane condition with unregistered and over crowded workers. 67% factories are located in Karachi , mostly textile industry. they are earning much needed foreign exchange at the cost of cheap labor and no insurances for the workers.
Blaming on political parties and issues like extortion will only do bad to the workers and poor labors, as the judiciary will close the case by punishing few political workers of any opponent party and rest of the work force will keep working in such poor conditions.
Should we let this case become politicized for few political gain and senate election and risk the lives of millions of workforce?
What investigation has been done in two years to find out about the unidentified workers who were buried as unknown?
Are all victims compensated as they were promised by the government?
The research for last two questions replied with big NO!