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Occupational Health and Safety of Labourers

When the much-highlighted Nasla Tower in Karachi was being demolished, video footage emerged showing labourers engaged in dangerous demolition work without any safety equipment. They could be seen working on the topmost floors of the 15 storied building without safety harnesses and helmets. This represents a microcosm in the greater scheme of occupational health and safety of labourers and construction workers. PILAP wrote an RTI to the Labour and Human Resources Department of the Government of Sindh asking about the implementation of the Sindh Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2017, any Rules enacted thereunder, and measures taken by the Sindh Government to ensure that demolition workers have the requisite safety equipment.

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