Sindh govt announces to give 1,000 flats to labourers


SUKKUR: Sindh Minister for Labourer Ghulam Murtaza Baloch on Friday announced that the provincial government will give 1,000 flats to labourers on May 1, ARY News reported.

“We will provide labourers all the facilities in New Labour Colony,” Ghulam Murtaza Baloch said while inaugurating the social security dispensary in Sukkur.

He said the government was taking every possible measures for better education of children.

The minister said the federal government was not paying Rs120 billion of Sindh.

On March 8, the Punjab government had decided to issue ‘labour cards’ to the industrial workers of the province.

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The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to review performance of the Labour and Manpower Department.

The participants of the meeting briefed the provincial chief executive about the performance of the department and steps being taken for the well-being of the industrial workers.

The meeting had decided to raise the salary of industrial workers from Rs 15,000 to 16, 5000 per month. “The labours will be able to buy items on the concessional price by using their special Labour cards,” the chief minister had said.

He relayed that the residential colonies are being constructed, whereas process of automation in the social security hospitals was also underway.

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