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May Day: President, PM pay rich tribute to labourers

ISLAMABAD: 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.

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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.

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