ILO Statement

ILO to coordinate compensation process for victims of Ali Enterprises’ tragedy

The ILO will facilitate compensation for workers injured in a 2012 factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan.

Statement | 26 May 2016
On 20 May 2016 at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, the Deputy Director-General of the ILO, Gilbert Houngbo, convened a meeting upon recommendation and support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and with invited representatives of the enterprise KiK, the Clean Clothes Campaign and the IndustriAll Global Union.

The ILO coordinated the discussion to push forward the process of the compensation of the victims and injured workers of the 2012 Ali Enterprises’ tragedy in Karachi, Pakistan. In line with the agreement of its national Constituents in Pakistan, the ILO agreed with the representatives at the meeting to take on the role of facilitation and coordination at this stage as the process remains constructive amongst all parties.

Under the leadership of the ILO Country Office Director, Ingrid Christensen, the ILO will undertake a fact finding mission to Pakistan in the near future to review the current situation and to explore the most rapid way forward to finance and deliver the compensation due to the victims of the accident of Ali Enterprises.

The ILO is pleased to note that all parties are committed to speed up the process for the benefit of the victims in 2016.