LAHORE – President American Business Forum (ABF) Salim Ghauri has expressed deep sorrow and grief over tragic infernos in Karachi and Lahore, leaving over 250 as dead, and called upon the government to take action at the national level to protect workers’ health and safety across the country.

He said this horrific incident may also lead to restrictions on Pakistani exports from the international buyers for absence of safety measures at the workplace, as protection of workers’ health and safety is a fundamental right world over. 

He has stressed for short and medium term measures by the government to revamp the labour department at the provincial levels with the help of international labour organisations for capacity building and improvement in efficiency of labour inspection.