SAHIWAL, Oct 9: The provincial minister for labour and manpower urged the Sahiwal industrialists on Wednesday to get registered their labourers with Social Welfare Department so that Pakistan stood as a labour-friendly country among the international community.

At a meeting with Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials, minister Raja Ashfaque Sarwar said only registered labourers were entitled for death grants, marriage grants and social security cards.

The minister said his department would upgrade the Sahiwal Social Security hospital into a 30-bed hospital if industrialists provided data on labourers with the Labour Department.