They condemned the total failure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Punjab and the PPP-led government in Sindh to make certain the implementation of labour laws in factories.
"Workers in factories have no safety measures, no safety kits, and no exit doors to escape in the case of fire," they said, adding that private factories had become concentration camps and workers therein were not considered human beings any more.
“Those responsible for both the mishaps be immediately arrested, and the heirs of those who lost their lives due to the negligence of their bosses and the government must be paid at least Rs 1million each.
The LPP leaders also called on the Labour Department to ensure the implementation of the labour laws.
The criminal negligence on part of the federal and provincial governments caused such a huge loss of lives, they said, recalling that Sindh and Punjab had banned labour inspection of factories till the past year. “Even, at present Labour Department officials cannot inspect factories without prior approval from the employer.
The level of corruption existing in the department is another story to deprive workers from their basic rights,” they added.