ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Acting Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi Thursday that nation’s economic strength and vigor is determined by the status and standard of living of its labour class and protection of their rights.
In their separate messages on May Day being commemorated world over Friday, the Speaker 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.
He said that Islam lays a great emphasis on the welfare and proper award of labour. 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 Acting Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi 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. He said that the present democratic government is pursuing labour friendly policies and have legislated for ensuring welfare of the labour class in the country.
He said that rights and duties go side by side and urged the labour class of the country to work hard with devotion to harness the country’s immense resources for the prosperity and development of the country and its people.