Lahore: Business community has urged the government to ensure maximum facilities for the industrial workers as they are the force keep moving the industrial wheel. Their prosperity would given strength to the trade, industry and economy.
In a press statement issued here Monday, Chairman Lahore Township Industries Association Iftikhar Bashir and Chairman Auto Parts Manufacturers and Exporters Association Tahir Javed Malik said that though increase in minimums wages of labours by the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief Minister Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif were appreciable initiatives of the federal and provincial governments but they have to evolve a long-term strategy to resolve all the problems faced by the workers.
They said that a facility package should be announced for the workers and labourers as they have rendered a lot sacrifices.
They said that the concept of industrial and agricultural development was incomplete without contribution of labourrers and industrial workers. They said that the global strides in industry and agriculture are owed to the hard work of labourers and farmers.
They said that government should keep it in mind that secret of any country’s development lies in the value of hard work and its human resources. That country could not develop that does not address the basic needs of its working class.
They said that government should solve the issues being faced by the industry as the industrial sector was main source of earning of the industrial worker and its progress and prosperity would ultimately make the workers wealthy.
They said that industrial sector was facing more than 12 hours load shedding in a day and industrial wheel is stagnant while high markup rates and deteriorating law and order situation adding fuel to the fire.
Government should ensure provision of cheap and sufficient electricity for the industrial sector and also resolve the other issue so that industrialist could play their due role for the wealth of their workers.
For more information, Contact:
Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front
110/s Kot Lakhpat Industrial Estate
Phone: (92) 42 5123522
Fax: (92) 42 5123522