Your article ‘Rebirth of an Industry’ raised a good issue. It is heartening to see the swiftness with which the government of Bangladesh acted to make changes in the labor laws. This step was taken after the Rana Plaza tragedy occurred. The overhaul in labor laws came in July 2013 – only two months after the accident. It shows that the government of Bangladesh is concerned about its people. Similar tragedies occurred in Pakistan in September 2012 when two factories in Karachi and Lahore caught fire on a single day.
It has been one year since the accidents happened. Yet, no laws have been made to avoid such tragedies in future. The laws that are already in place are hardly implemented. It is time the government of Pakistan learnt