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A survey of the labour force in 2012/2013 reported that Pakistan’s total workforce is 59.74 million, of which 45.98 million are male and 13.76 million are female. Employment shares are, construction (7.4%), manufacturing (14.1%), transport (5.5%,) agriculture and allied activities (43.7%), and wholesale and retail trade (14.4%) . 1 In Pakistan, there is no national system for recording occupational injuries and work-related casualties. Most accidents are not reported to the labour department, so there is a lack of available data. Data from 10 330 industrial accidents were analysed and a decreasing accident rate was found with an average of 3.1 accidents per 100 factory workers, but fatal accidents increased with …
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