HYDERABAD: Sindh Min­ister for Labour Syed Nasir Shah has admitted that despite the fact that labourers’ issues of low wages, duty timings and child labour still remain to be resolved it is only Sindh government which has formulated labourer-specific laws.

The minister said while talking to journalists at Sindh Museum on Thursday that the provincial government had established a complaint cell and helpline for workers to lodge complaints against violation of labour laws.

He said he was personally examining facilities being provided to labourers and labour unions and workers were being informed through seminars about benefits of new legislation on labour.

He said that action would be taken against the organisations and owners of industrial units which failed to implement labour laws. Benefits of labour laws must reach workers, he said.

He said that Sindh was also working on child protection rights and in this respect programmes were being organised in two schools of Karachi in collaboration with two non-governmental organisations to create awareness among students about their rights and protection. Similar programmes would be held in all schools of the province on the directives of Pakistan Peoples Party chairman, he said.

Published in Dawn, January 26th, 2018

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