Pakistan Tanners Association condemns unrest at Tannery Zone

Karachi, June 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Members of Pakistan Tanners Association (S.Z) have highly protested over the closure of Tannery Zone in Korangi Industrial Area by a small group of labourers for an incident in a tannery in which temporary labourer who joined the work through a contractor only a few days prior to the incident; got injured due to his own mistake. The management of said tannery spent Rs173,870 on his treatment at Liaquat National Hospital and offered necessary further medical treatment as well.

There was no reason for closing the entire exporting leather industry for an incident in an individual tannery, said Chairman Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) SZ, Amanullah Aftab.

If unsatisfied with the efforts of medical help of the concerned tannery concerned the Labour Department and court should have been approached for peaceful settlement as per law.

Pakistan Tanners Association has regretted the production loss of millions of rupees and loss of wages of Tannery Zone workers due to said illegal, forced closure of Tannery Zone.

The members strongly protested the role and attitude of the area police and rangers which made no efforts to stop the protesting labourers from illegal closure of Tannery Zone. They regretted that it does not augur well for the smooth working of the industry.

Recourse to pursue unlawful means to force their demands shall be dealt with full force, Chairman PTA Amanullah Aftab said and appealed to the high-ups to please take note of it and ensure that it is not repeated in future.

For more information, contact:
Moinuddin Quraishi
Pakistan Tanners Association
46-C, 21st Commercial Street,
Phase II, Extn., Defence Housing Suthority,
Karachi-75500 –
Tel: +92-21-35880180, 35880184, 35899819,
Fax: 92-21-35880093

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