Tag: Workers

Nawaz stops PML-N workers from celebrating his 61st birthday

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, who turned 61 on Friday, stopped party workers from celebrating his birthday in order to show simplicity and austerity. A private function was held at the Sharif family farmhouse at Raiwind, which was attended by close family members.
According to the PML-N website, Nawaz was born on December 25, 1949 in Lahore. PML-N leaders organised cake-cutting ceremonies throughout the city in their personal capacity for

PML-N workers are precious asset to party: Sanaullah

FAISALABAD - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah acknowledged the contribution of PML-N workers from PP-70 to the restoration of democracy and called them a valuable asset.
The minister said this during a visit to the under-construction project of General Hospital Samanabad. "I assure you that your sacrifices for the party will not go waste," he said.
The occasion was attended by Superintending Engineer (SE) Ghazanfar Hussain, EDO (Health) Dr Rasheed Ahmed, Executive

Israel to crack down on illegal migrant workers

JERUSALEM: Israel approved a plan on Sunday to hold and deport thousands of illegal migrant workers whom Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a "threat to the character of the country".
In remarks to the cabinet, Netanyahu said thousands of migrants who have entered Israel mainly through Egypt in past years would be housed at a special holding facility, due to built in Israel's southern Negev desert.
"We must stop the mass entry of illegal migrant workers because

Religious groups fight social workers for animal hides on Eid

LAHORE: Besides the traditional festivities and the observance of the sacrifice ritual, this Eidul Azha also witnessed a severe cold war between the religious parties and humanitarian organisations for the collection of animal hide.
According to sources, more than 50 percent of the hides collected were given to religious groups, including banned outfits, which continue to operate in the city despite the fact that the government had announced a zero tolerance policy for the

Unbiased dengue bites Chinese workers as well

LAHORE: Liu had had little idea of viral diseases, let alone dengue, in his entire life. Being a civil engineer from the Sichuan University, China, working on a Punjab government project in Lahore, it was the last thing he should be bothered about.
As an employee of the state-owned China Construction Company, completion of the Lahore Technology Park had mainly occupied his mind throughout his three years in the city. It was almost ten days ago that he heard of the deadly dengue

Minimum wage, workers rights not being enforced by Punjab

The Punjab Labour Department has failed to ensure the rights of labourers in the province, as the political leadership is not serious in resolving the problems of workers, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
Labour protection: Punjab Labour and Manpower Minister Ashraf Sohna admitted in the Punjab Assembly that more than 30 million people were attached with the labour profession but the department had enrolled only 0.75 million people out of the total labour force of

Factory sacks 16 workers, 200 labourers without notice

Workers of STHAL Co. engineering factory staged a protest against the illegal dismissal of 16 of their colleagues, on the allegation of being involved in the formation of a union.
The protestors gathered at Assembly hall and blocked Mall road for half an hour. They chanted slogans against the administration of the factory and Provincial Minister of Labor Ashraf Sohna.
Leader of the protest Gulzar Ahmad Chaudary told Pakistan Today that the administration of the