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Karachi’s daily wage labourers are on their own

They have no govt protection, guarantee of minimum wage

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January 27, 2020

 

Two labourers electrocuted in Okara

Bodies shifted to a nearby hospital

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October 23, 2019

 

10 illegally detained labourers freed from Karachi police station

The SHO demanded Rs300,000 for the release of the workmen

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October 4, 2019

 

Three labourers shot dead

They were from Tando Adam in Sindh

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May 14, 2019

 

Labourers die after getting buried under sand

All three were from the same family

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April 9, 2019

 

Contractor arrested after six labourers die in lift accident in Karachi’s Boat Basin

A case has been registered against the contractor and building owner

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March 10, 2019

 

Karachi traffic policeman in hot water after video emerges of him beating up labourers over a challan

The Sindh IG and Karachi AIG have taken notice of the incident

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February 1, 2019

 

Poisonous gas kills two labourers in a coal mine in Balochistan’s Duki

Four miners have yet to be rescued

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January 21, 2019

 

Video of Raheel Sharif meeting Pakistani labourers in Saudi Arabia goes viral

The labourers also took pictures with Sharif

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January 4, 2019

 

Balochistan CM orders inquiry into Gadani fire 

Seven people were injured in fire

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October 15, 2018

 

Three Shangla labourers killed in Kohat coal mine blast

All the labourers belonged to Shangla district

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October 13, 2018

 

East African employees ask Amazon for better working conditions

East African employees asked retail giant Amazon to improve working conditions at an eastern Minnesota warehouse, reported Associated Press. According to the employees, they experience exhaustion, dehydration and injuries. They do not have air-conditioning. Workers say conditions are especially difficult for Muslim workers in Ramazan. One order picker at the facility, Nimo Hirad, spoke about…

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June 6, 2018

 

Murder of labourers in Balochistan: CJP takes notice

Chief Justice Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of killing of six labourers in Balochistan. Chief Justice has summoned Chief Secretary and IG of the province, fixing the matter for hearing on May 11 at Quetta Registry. Six labourers were killed by armed men in Kharan district on Friday. The labourers, from Punjab, were…

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May 5, 2018

 

Gunmen kill six labourers in Balochistan: police

Unknown gunmen shot dead six labourers in a remote southwestern Pakistani town, officials said Friday, in the latest bout of violence to rock the restive region. The murders took place overnight in Lajjey, about 170 kilometres (105 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, where Islamist militants — including the Taliban — and…

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May 4, 2018

 

May Day: ‘90% industrial units in Pakistan not implementing eight-hour shifts’

Ninety percent industrial units in Pakistan are not implementing eight-hour shifts or minimum wage, said speakers at a rally held to commemorate Labour Day in Karachi on Tuesday. National Trade Union Federation President Rafiq Baloch led the rally from Regal Chowk to Karachi Press Club. A large number of workers from different industries, including home-based…

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May 2, 2018

 

Six labourers die in Kohat

KOHAT: Six labourers died and one injured when a under construction gate collapsed in Jawaki area of Frontier Region Kohat on Sunday afternoon. The laborers are working on construction of the gate when the incident took place. The injured has been shifted to District Headquarter Hospital Kohat. APP

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February 18, 2018

 

Saad Rafique condemns Harnai terrorist attack

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the labourers working at a railway bridge in Harnai, Balochistan. In a statement on Wednesday, he expressed his determination that culprits would be punished at any cost. He said that coward terrorists attempted to halt development and progress of the province…

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December 6, 2017

 

North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

DANDONG: Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labeled ‘Made in China’ and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce cheap clothes…

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August 13, 2017

 

A life of hard labour

By Minerwa Tahir and Shahjahan Khurram Photography by: Minerwa Tahir The formal sector, involving workers toiling in the factories, are struggling for basic rights such as minimum wage and collective bargaining as they have the legal right to do so. On the other hand, the informal sector’s labour force, such as the loaders working on…

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June 23, 2017

 

Bilawal condemns killings of innocent Sindh labourers in Turbat

KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned killings of innocent labourers from Sindh in Turbat after massacre of nine labourers from Naushero Feroz last week in Gwadar. In a press statement issued here on Friday, the PPP Chairman expressed deep grief over the martyrdoms of workers from different parts…

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May 19, 2017

 

Funeral prayers of Gwadar victims offered

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Nine labourers who were killed in the terrorist attack near Gwadar on Saturday were laid to rest in Naushahro Feroz, Samaa reported. Their last rites were held on Sunday and were attended by large number of people. The slain workers were busy in reconstructing road when they were targeted by terrorists near Gwadar….

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May 14, 2017

 
 
 
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