Day: Labour Day to be observed on May 1

Islamabad: Labour Day will be observed in several countries including in Pakistan on May 1. The Day is marked by different rallies and seminars to highlight the fundamental and basic rights of the working class.

Labor unions throughout Pakistan organize seminars and rallies where union leaders deliver speeches emphasizing the history of Labor Day and its importance. Workers and unions arrange street processions, and this portrays solidarity with workers around the world. Labor Day is a public holiday in Pakistan on May 1.

Pakistan’s first labor policy was devised in 1972, in which May 1 was declared an official holiday. This policy also formulated the creation of the Social Security Network, Old Age Benefit Schemes and Workers Welfare Fund. Pakistan’s constitution also contains various provisions and articles about labor rights.

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