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‘Mazdoor Ka Ehsas Programme’ is mega project of workers’ welfare: Zulfiqar Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari on Wednesday said ‘Mazdoor Ka Ehsas Programme’ was a mega project of welfare of workers.

“Under this programme, there are 115 different programmes of various components,” Zulfiqar Bukhari said while addressing a ceremony in connection with Labour Day organized by CDA Mazdoor Union in Islamabad.

He said the government was working to include the informal labor community into Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) to uplift their living standard.

The special assistant said, in this regard, a computerized system was being introduced within three months and laws of the institution will also be amended.

He said the EOBI will be made a mega institution of pension funds in coming days. He said pension was an integral part of the rights of workers.

Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari said the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan was to ensure the bright future of underprivileged segment of the society by providing them all the basic necessities of life.

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He said that a special seminar will also be arranged to consider all suggestions with regard to resolution of issues of workers. He said the PTI led government will observe May 1 every year with a renewed pledge of welfare of workers.

Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary of CDA Mazdoor Union Chaudhry Muhammad Yaseen said ‘Mazdoor ka Ehsas Programme’ was the unique project of its nature of the incumbent government. He said the programme will be helpful in ensuring social protection to the workers.

He said many external forces are attempting to destabilize our country and under such circumstances the nation needs to stand by the government.

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