Pakistan observes World Labour Day today (Saturday May 1, 2021).
On the occasion, President and the Prime Minister issued their separate messages.
Pakistan observes World Labour Day
They reiterated the government’s commitment to improve working and living conditions of workers.
Furthermore, they vowed to ensure provision of housing and education facilities and extending health cover to them and their families.
In his message, the President Dr. Arif Alvi urged workers and employers of the country to come forward and play their role in making Pakistan a symbol of efficiency, cooperation and progress.
He said on this day, we reaffirm our resolve to continue our efforts for the dignity of labour.
Moreover, he said we pay tribute to their valiant and heroic struggle for their fundamental rights.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message said the day provides us an opportunity to acknowledge invaluable contributions of our labour.
He referred to the contribution both inland and abroad, towards nation building.
He further said the Government also aims to develop automated, integrated systems for workers’ welfare institutions.
Government aims to ensure transparency and to curtail delays in providing relief to the workers.
Imran Khan said our Government fully aware of the challenges of COVID-19 situation.
Therefore, our policy of striking a balance between the lives and the livelihoods aims at enabling the work force to have sufficient earning for their families during the pandemic.