Minister wants transparency in allocating flats to workers


KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Labor Saeed Ghani has said that transparency must be ensured in allocating flats and homes to the workers and labourers of the province.

The minister said that the Worker Welfare Board should utilize all the resources for the allotment of 4242 flats and houses constructed across the province for workers and labourer and it should also ensure transparency in the whole process. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of Worker Welfare Board in his office on Friday.

Ghani said that a policy should be formulated to ensure immediate assistance to the workers and labourers in relation to marriage grant, scholarships and death grant. Addressing the meeting, the minister said that the condition of all the secondary and primary schools running under the Workers Welfare Board should be refurbished immediately.

He said that a policy should also be formulated regarding the promotion of the teachers of those schools that should not only ensure their timely promotion but also solve all their problems in a timely manner. During the meeting, Ghani was given a detailed briefing on houses, colonies and flats leased across the province under the Worker Welfare Board. The provincial minister was told that the flats that were provided to the affectees of floods as immediate relief in Labor Colony Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirbad in 2010 had not been vacated as yet. However, the flats provided as an immediate relief in other labour colonies across the province had been evacuated, the minister was informed.

At the meeting, the provincial minister was informed that 512 homes in Kotri, 1024 in Sukkur, 192 in Nooriabad, 512 in Shaheed Benazirbad, 96 in Larkana, 100 in Ranipur, 74 in Jacobabad, in total 4242 homes were completely ready for allotment. He was informed that a work order had been issued for the construction of 1500 flats in Kotri while working on three other Labor Colonies was underway. On the occasion, Minister for Labor Saeed Ghani said that the requests received from the workers and labourers regarding 4242 ready flats and houses should be processed immediately in a transparent manner and following that the process of allotment is completed without any further delay.