29 bodies of the factory workers who died in the fire have not been identified yet at the Edhi Morgue in the area of Soharab Goth, Karachi. According to official reports the bodies cannot be recognized, and they must wait for DNA results.
Textiles are a major source of foreign currency for Pakistan but the industry suffers from weak regulation, characterized by lax oversight and corruption. According to labor activists, work regulations have deteriorated even further in the past few years.
Pakistan's Constitution considers the right to security for workers as a universal guarantee. But the reality of daily life of Pakistani workers is very different. Accidents are too frequent. There is hardly any oversight by government officials of the security measures in the country's industries and factories.
Certified Safe, a Factory in Karachi Still Quickly Burned
Retail giants have helped create and champion numerous factory inspection systems, but industry-backed auditing was no protection for at least 262 Pakistanis who died in a September blaze.