By  on October 1, 2012

LAHORE, Pakistan — As Pakistan’s textile industry becomes more vertical and upgrades its woven apparel capacity, it also must deal with the aftermath of the tragic factory fires that killed more than 300 people last month.

Brands and mills are having formal discussions here regarding systems to ensure worker safety in light of the disasters. Some brands are even conducting surprise audits to monitor fire safety arrangements at their respective locations. The Karachi factory fire at Ali Enterprises killing nearly 300 people was audited by Social Accountability International the week before the accident.

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