ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 30, 2017-Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has said that “Labour Day” is celebrated all over the world on the 1st of May every year to honour the workers for their long and arduous struggle. The Day provides us an opportunity to recognize and pay tributes to the contributions the workers have made to progress, prosperity and well- being of their respective countries.
He expressed these views in his a message on the occasion of International Labor Day.
He added that the contributions of our workforce, in Pakistan, must be recognized. I truly believe that our workforce is an extremely important pillar of society, playing a pivotal role in its socio-economic development. Our goals of fast and inclusive growth leading to a modern and industrialized economy can only be achieved through a committed, hardworking and skilled workforce. In this regard, I congratulate members of our workforce, in both the private and public sectors, for their contribution and untiring struggle.
He added that our Government is fully committed to take all measures, including strengthening of labour laws, for enhancing the welfare and living standards of workers and their families. Our belief in the dignity of labour is stronger than ever and we are cognizant that only a prosperous and happy workforce can enable Pakistan in realizing its full potential and compete in today’s highly competitive globalized market economy.
He added that workers and employers are our social partners. On this day, I reaffirm the Government’s commitment to protecting the dignity of labour and pay special tribute to them for their concerted struggle and the indispensable role they have played in the nation’s socio-economic progress. I take this opportunity to extend my heartiest congratulations and earnest wishes to the entire workforce in Pakistan.