Occupational Health & Safety

April 6, 2019

A tale of two tragedies

On that fateful day of September 11, 2012, over 1000 workers joined their duty at Karachi’s Baldia garment factory – most for the last time in […]
April 6, 2019

Between death and starvation

Between death and starvation Naeem Sadiq The News 15 Sept 2012 People do not go to work to be blown into smithereens by ill-maintained boilers or […]
April 6, 2019

Bhuladia factory fire

‘Bhuladia’ Factory Fire – What really failed? Naeem Sadiq The News, 29 Jan 2013 ‘Bhuladia’ is not the name of a factory. It is a sickness […]
April 6, 2019

The right to safety at work

The right to safety at work Naeem Sadiq Express Tribune, Jan 4, 2017 http://tribune.com.pk/story/1283446/right-safety-work/ On October 17, 2000 a London-to-Leeds express train derailed south of Hatfield […]
April 7, 2019

Sindh Occupational Health and Safety Act 2017

September 24, 2019

Sindh – a graveyard of commissions and authorities

Inspired by the necropolis of Chowkandi and Makli, The Sindh government has done well in creating an equally distinguished graveyard of Commissions and Authorities. These deceased […]
November 9, 2019

An accident that was bound to happen

An accident that was bound to happen.   Every developed country has an organisation and an Act to define and manage matters relating to Occupational Health […]
April 23, 2020

Fearvid-19, the new strain

Fearvid-19 No wonder, Pakistan’s Houbara Bustards, Markhors and Siberian Cranes are euphoric with relief and joy. Those who mercilessly massacred them with ferocious falcons and long […]
June 5, 2020

Reform or Resign

Ms. Shireen Mazari                 June 5, 2020 Minister of Human Rights. Reform or Resign Greetings.   As the Minister […]
June 12, 2020

A bird released from a cage

A bird released from a cage When little eight-year-old Zohra mistakenly pressed the latch, she not just freed the caged bird but also liberated her own […]
July 7, 2020

Why Railway accidents will keep on happening

 Seventy six people died in a single train accident in Pakistan on October 31, 2019. This is about the same number of fatalities that occurred in […]
July 14, 2020

Four simple questions from Pakistan Railway

Mr. Habib ur Rehman Gilani                              14 July 2020 Secretary/Chairman Railways 4th Floor, D Block Pak. […]
August 11, 2020

A breath of fresh air

It is with humility and gratitude, that I confirm, after interviewing a number of CBC contracted  janitors this morning  that their salary has been raised from […]
August 25, 2020

RTI helps Pakistan’s most exploited workers

Only after a few days, of Cantt Board Clifton raising the salary of its exploited under paid janitors from Rs 12,000 to Rs.17500, we now have […]
August 26, 2020

Lessons from Turkey

​Lessons from Turkey   Past glory can be  a great opiate. Loved by Pakistanis, many otherwise excellent Turkish TV serials provide a fair amount of this substance.  […]
September 4, 2020

Those who clean our gutters deserve our respect

Cantonment Executive Officer, CBC CC-38, Street No.13, Kh-e-Rahat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi. Phone: +92-21-35847831-2,   Dear Sir,   Request for Information under   Article 19A of the Constitution […]
September 8, 2020

Let me breathe

This is absolutely amazing. Another 1000 contracted janitors, being paid illegal wages of Rs.13000 pm can ‘begin to breathe’ a bit more easily. The latest is […]
September 16, 2020

Two steps that could change Pakistan

Two steps that could change Pakistan. The heart-rending events of torture, rape and murder experienced by women and children in the last few weeks have scorched […]
September 17, 2020

A state neglecting its own children

  Pakistan continues to suffer from mounting cases of abuse, kidnapping, rape, and killing of women and children. There is no end in sight.  May it […]
September 24, 2020

Could this have been avoided?

On the night of 21st September, two men traveling in a Vigo, kidnapped a 22 year old woman from outside a Clifton Mall, took her to […]