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    Number Of Brick Kilns In Pakistan Sick

  • Rainy season halts work at brick kilns

    SIALKOT: The brick kilns across the district have stopped production in the rainy season after the first widespread torrential rains of the monsoon badly affected the bricks which had not been baked yet...

    A majority of the brick kiln labourers, thousands in number, in the district belong to south Punjab and they have gone back to their native places to have a break from work inadvertently due to rains...

  • Two brick kilns sealed over child labour in Muzaffargarh

    MUZAFFARGARH: Two brick kilns on Dera Ghazi Khan Road were sealed over child labour and cases were registered against their owners here on Sunday...

    District Coordination Officer Hafiz Shaukat Ali with District Officer Labour Tahir Gurchani paid a surprise visit to at Bakhtawar Brick Kiln Qalandar Brick Kiln at Noor Kubra and found children making the bricks...

  • Brick kilns go on three-day strike across Punjab

    LAHORE: The All Punjab Brick Kiln Owners Association on Sunday announced holding a three-day strike in protest against the ongoing raids at their kilns over child labour...

    They said that all the kilns of the province will remain closed from Monday to Wednesday (Jan 27)...

  • 30 brick kilns closed down in Sepa operation

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) closed down 30 brick kilns in the Tando Hyder area of Hyderabad district on Thursday...

    According to Mr Mughal, the kilns were functioning within the residential area and their owners were using hazardous material, crude oil, coal, solid waste, old tyres, garbage, poultry waste, etc as fuel which was causing emission of poisonous gases and dangerously polluting the...

  • Brick kilns polluting Swabi environment

    SWABI: Thick black smoke from brick kilns in several populated areas here has been polluting the environment and making life miserable for the residents...

    The people, particularly those of Gulu Dheri and Gohati villages, have urged the government to seal the kilns located in populated areas as these had been causing respiratory diseases among the residents...

  • ‘Politicking’ on public health: Govt retracts pledge to close down old-fashioned brick kilns

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday retracted its earlier announcement of closing down old-fashioned brick kilns in central and north eastern Punjab to control smog currently tormenting people, saying it did not want to “increase the problems of people or render anyone jobless...

    ”The decision was made at a meeting held at the Alhamra between Industries Minister Aslam Iqbal and representatives of the All Pakistan Brick Kilns...

  • Brick kilns using 'old technology' to be closed in Punjab due to smog

    The Environment Protection Department (EPD) of Punjab has directed that brick kilns using "old technology" in the province should be closed from Wednesday...

    In a notification dated November 19, the EPD said: "Consequent upon approval of the competent authority, no old technology brick kilns shall operate" in select cities from November 20 till December 20...

  • Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

    Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages...

    Every autumn, following the monsoon rains, Dhaka's brick kilns — which use coal and wood to fire bricks from clay — start up again, adding to the emissions pumped out by other heavy industries and the thousands of vehicles on the...

  • CM pledges to end child labour from kilns

    KASUR: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has pledged to eliminate child labour from brick kilns within six months...

    The chief minister vowed to eliminate child labour from the brick kilns and set a time frame of six months for this purpose...

  • Ordinance on child labour at kilns enforced

    LAHORE: Punjab Labour Minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar says the ordinance 2016 prohibiting child labour at brick kilns has been enforced and on violation, kiln owners and other people responsible for it will have to face imprisonment, fine and closure...

    ACs and SDPOs will inspect brick kilns daily with the help of the special branch...

  • Kilns sealed for labour laws violation

    SIALKOT: District coordination officers (DCOs) of Sialkot and Chiniot raided brick kilns and took action against owners for employing children as labourers...

    Sialkot DCO Dr Asif Tufail sealed two brick kilns in Hundal village for bonded and child labour...

  • Most children at kilns denied educational funds

    PML-N MNA Chaudhry Riazul Haq Juj had on the May Day lauded the efforts of the Punjab government in general and Shahbaz Sharif in particularly for being keen to provide education, particularly for the children of brick kiln workers across Punjab...

    He also reportedly distributed Khidmat Cards among the parents of brick kiln workers to afford educational expenses of their children, who were enrolled in schools...

  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

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