PM Shehbaz reiterates commitment to well-being of labourers on Labour Day

ISLAMABAD – On the occasion of Labour Day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has reiterated the government’s commitment to the well-being of labourers and workers. In his message, he highlighted the pivotal role of workers in economic development and acknowledged their sacrifices and contributions to the growth of the country. He further pledged to improve working and living conditions for workers by providing better housing, education facilities, and health cover for them and their families.

PM Shehbaz emphasised that Pakistan’s government was committed to ensuring that economic progress translated into prosperity for all sections of the population, especially labourers and workers. He mentioned that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had ordered Muslims to fulfill the rights of workers and perform this core duty with diligence.

The PM said that the government had already increased the minimum wage of workers from Rs17,500 to Rs25,000 per month, considering the high inflation rates and economic challenges. The government is also aiming to develop automated, integrated systems for workers’ welfare institutions to ensure transparency and provide relief to labourers and workers without delay.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi highlighted the need to protect the rights of labourers and workers by strictly enforcing labour laws and providing them with modern skill sets. He hoped that federal and provincial governments would work together to ensure the welfare of workers and provide them with marketable skills.

The President urged workers to play their role in making Pakistan economically stronger and employers to ensure the protection of workers’ rights and work for their welfare. He concluded that the labour force is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy, and its cooperation with employers is essential for industrial efficiency that ultimately leads to socio-economic uplift of the country.

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