Int’l Labour Day: President, PM reiterate to provide enabling environment to workers

President Dr Arif Alvi has paid tribute to the working men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices and contributions to the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

In his message on the occasion of International Labour Day today, he said this day symbolizes the strength, character, talent and dedication of Pakistani workforce towards making our country a prosperous and progressive nation in the world.

He said Pakistan reiterates its commitment to provide an enabling environment and a higher standard of living for all workers and their families.

The President said Pakistan needs to focus on the skill development of its workforce so as to fully reap the dividends of emerging economic opportunities in the wake of increased regional integration.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says without the development of the workers, the real progress of the world is incomplete.

In his message on International Labour Day today, he paid tribute to labourers of Chicago whose sacrifices have become a global movement for labours’ rights.

He said the development of the world is the result of the hard work of the workers. The efforts of International Labour Organization for the health and safety of labourers are commendable and highly appropriate.

The Prime Minister said the labourers and workers which include educated, illiterate, skilled and unskilled play a pivotal role in the development of any country and society.

He said as soon as he took the charge, government raised the minimum wage to 25,000 rupees and will improve the working conditions of the workers in accordance with Islamic teachings, the constitution of Pakistan and international standards.

Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan is committed to solving the problems of workers and labourers at all levels.

Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that laborers play an important role in the socio-economic development of any country.

In his message on the occasion of International Labour Day today he said the Provincial Government will ensure equal rights of opportunities and improve the living standard of workers.

He said the government is endeavoring to put polytechnic institutions on modern lines across the province.

The Chief Minister added that the provincial government believes in such labour policies which ensure protection of rights of all workers and laborers.

Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon in his message said that without the hard work and courage of the workers the development of the country is not possible, the role of the workers in the development of any country would be very important.

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid in his message said on May 1 reminds us of the sacrifices, bravery and determination of the workers who upheld their basic rights and for a fair workingenvironment.

Source: Radio Pakistan