Labourers benefit from PPP,-PML-N’s bid to outdo each other


It was a happy May Day for labourers indeed, as they saw their basic wage rising by up to Rs 2,000 in the ongoing tussle between the Centre and the Punjab government to outdo each other. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday announced an increase in the minimum wages of labourers to Rs 8,000, a 20 percent increase in their pension and handed over regular appointment letters to employees of CDA, PTCL and HEC. In response, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced to increase the minimum wage of labourers in his province from Rs 7,000 to Rs 9,000.
Speaking to a charged crowd at a May Day function at the Convention Centre, Gilani also announced an increase in the death grant for labourers from Rs 150,000 to Rs 500,000 and increase in labourers’ children’s wedding grant from Rs 70,000 to Rs 100,000. He also directed the ministry concerned to announce Labour Policy 2012 and Implementation Commission of Industrial Relations Act (IRA-2012).
Meanwhile, the Punjab CM inaugurated a project in Lahore consisting of 1,296 residential flats for labourers on Defence Road. He said that provision of residential flats to the labourers free of cost through transparent balloting was an important step towards making the country “Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam”.


  1. Why pm announces increase workers wage,pensions and other thing without the aproval of parliament.He is acting as full flegded Dictator.Complete ban on rubish trade unions in the country.PM must avoid do any increase without permisssion of Parliament..He must ive attention to decrease the prices of consumable items for poor public.

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