Labour Day: No development without workers’ growth, says PM Shehbaz

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday greeted workers and labourers across Pakistan and all over the world on International Labour Day, saying that the real development of the world would be incomplete without their progress

“On this day, I want to commemorate the labourers of Chicago whose sacrifices became a global movement for the labourers’ rights. The development of the world is the result of the hard work by labourers,” PM Shehbaz Sharif said in his message for the day.

He also lauded the commendable efforts of the International Labor Organization (ILO) for the health and safety of labourers.

The premier further stated that labourers and workers include both educated, illiterate, skilled and unskilled individuals who play a pivotal role in the development of any country and society.

“Allah Almighty has declared labourer as His friend and has ordered to pay wages to a labourer before his sweat dries. This is a clear definition of the status of the workers and their economic rights in Islam,” PM Shehbaz Sharif said.

He said that he raised the minimum wage to Rs25,000 as soon as he took charge as the prime minister of Pakistan. He pledged to improve the working conditions of the workers in accordance with Islam, the Constitution of Pakistan and international standards in the country.

“I assure you that we will work with all parties to take practical steps to protect the rights of labourers and workers,” the prime minister said, expressing commitment to solving the problems of workers and labourers at all levels.

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