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Labour day:’Labour rights,imperative for economic growth’

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that nation’s economic strength and vigour is determined by the status and standard of living of its labour class and protection of their rights. He said this in his message on May Day being commemorated on Monday.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that the labour class plays a vital role in the development and progress of a country; therefore, it is essential to ensure their welfare and payment of proper and timely remuneration for their services. The Speaker said that Islam lays a great emphasis on the welfare and proper award of labour. He said that all the civilized societies in the world have legislated to ensure the rights and welfare of their labour force.

“We are observing May Day with a resolve to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of labour and to pay tribute to the valiant and heroic struggle of the workers of Chicago who sacrificed their lives for the fundamental rights of their fellow workers,” he added. The Speaker said that Pakistani labour force is rendering valuable services and contribution in the economies of other countries and was a great source of our foreign exchange earnings.
The Acting Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi in his message also paid tribute to workforce worldwide. He said that workforce is extremely significant for the socio-economic development of any country. He said that present setup in the country is taking various steps for the welfare of labourers and their families. He reiterated the Government firm commitment to safe guard dignity and status of the workforce.

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