Surgical instruments Pakistan
       
     
 The sound levels in the grinding rooms are deafening. And workers often only used their own earphones as sound protection. 
       
     
 A 18 year old worker handling heavy machinery without proper safety equipment. Although the forge producing for the Swedish county councils didn't have child labor, the workers stated that there where children present in several other forges.
       
     
 Although the situation has been improved at the larger factories it is still very labor intensive work, and workers often work 10 to 12 hours per day.
       
     
Living Wage
       
     
 The sound levels in the grinding rooms are deafening. And workers often only used their own earphones as sound protection.
       
     
 At the general vendors side, outside of the chain of social demands from Sweden, there are still children working in the workshops and sometimes handling heavy machinery. 
       
     
 At the general vendors side, outside of the chain of social demands from Sweden, there are still children working in the workshops and sometimes handling heavy machinery. 
       
     
 Workers handling chemicals only had cotton face masks and cotton gloves.
       
     
 Chemical bath for metal instruments.
       
     
 Although the situation has been improved at the larger factories it is still very labor intensive work, and workers often work 10 to 12 hours per day.
       
     
 Over a thousand companies are engaged in the surgical instruments industry in Pakistan, an industry that produces 150 million pieces per year. Almost 95% of the products are exported globally.
       
     
 Over a thousand companies are engaged in the surgical instruments industry in Pakistan, an industry that produces 150 million pieces per year. Almost 95% of the products are exported globally.
       
     
 Many of the larger factories also have their own forges and heavy machinery, even here, at a top level factory, workers lack proper safety equipment.
       
     
Surgical instruments Pakistan
       
     
Surgical instruments Pakistan

The instruments get forged in the city of Daska, just outside of Sialkot. Most of the instruments are made of imported Japanese steel.

 The sound levels in the grinding rooms are deafening. And workers often only used their own earphones as sound protection. 
       
     

The sound levels in the grinding rooms are deafening. And workers often only used their own earphones as sound protection. 

 A 18 year old worker handling heavy machinery without proper safety equipment. Although the forge producing for the Swedish county councils didn't have child labor, the workers stated that there where children present in several other forges.
       
     

A 18 year old worker handling heavy machinery without proper safety equipment. Although the forge producing for the Swedish county councils didn't have child labor, the workers stated that there where children present in several other forges.

 Although the situation has been improved at the larger factories it is still very labor intensive work, and workers often work 10 to 12 hours per day.
       
     

Although the situation has been improved at the larger factories it is still very labor intensive work, and workers often work 10 to 12 hours per day.

Living Wage
       
     
Living Wage

Lack of awareness regarding workers rights, unions and labor legislation is still a major concern in the industry. 

 The sound levels in the grinding rooms are deafening. And workers often only used their own earphones as sound protection.
       
     

The sound levels in the grinding rooms are deafening. And workers often only used their own earphones as sound protection.

 At the general vendors side, outside of the chain of social demands from Sweden, there are still children working in the workshops and sometimes handling heavy machinery. 
       
     

At the general vendors side, outside of the chain of social demands from Sweden, there are still children working in the workshops and sometimes handling heavy machinery. 

 At the general vendors side, outside of the chain of social demands from Sweden, there are still children working in the workshops and sometimes handling heavy machinery. 
       
     

At the general vendors side, outside of the chain of social demands from Sweden, there are still children working in the workshops and sometimes handling heavy machinery. 

 Workers handling chemicals only had cotton face masks and cotton gloves.
       
     

Workers handling chemicals only had cotton face masks and cotton gloves.

 Chemical bath for metal instruments.
       
     

Chemical bath for metal instruments.

 Although the situation has been improved at the larger factories it is still very labor intensive work, and workers often work 10 to 12 hours per day.
       
     

Although the situation has been improved at the larger factories it is still very labor intensive work, and workers often work 10 to 12 hours per day.

 Over a thousand companies are engaged in the surgical instruments industry in Pakistan, an industry that produces 150 million pieces per year. Almost 95% of the products are exported globally.
       
     

Over a thousand companies are engaged in the surgical instruments industry in Pakistan, an industry that produces 150 million pieces per year. Almost 95% of the products are exported globally.

 Over a thousand companies are engaged in the surgical instruments industry in Pakistan, an industry that produces 150 million pieces per year. Almost 95% of the products are exported globally.
       
     

Over a thousand companies are engaged in the surgical instruments industry in Pakistan, an industry that produces 150 million pieces per year. Almost 95% of the products are exported globally.

 Many of the larger factories also have their own forges and heavy machinery, even here, at a top level factory, workers lack proper safety equipment.
       
     

Many of the larger factories also have their own forges and heavy machinery, even here, at a top level factory, workers lack proper safety equipment.