Islamabad, May 14, 2012 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Farzana Raja has said that Shaheed Bhutto has laid the foundations of trade unions in industrial units so that the labourers could be able to raise their voice for their rights.
She added that Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had sacrificed their lives to safeguard the rights of the people of Pakistan and given us lesson to stand for truth whatever price you may have to pay for it. She said this while speaking at a ceremony held by the workers union of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) here Monday.
Madame Farzana Raja said that President Asif Ali Zardari had assigned her the responsibility of serving the poor of the country from the platform of BISP with the task of reaching out 3.5 million families. She said that today 40 million individual from across Pakistan are getting benefitted from the programme. Besides, she said the Life Insurance has been provided to all the beneficiary families of BISP and in case of the death of the bread earner of the family, Rs. 1 lac are paid to the family of deceased person.
Chairperson BISP said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani during his maiden speech as the Prime Minister of Pakistan has announced restoration of trade unions besides the restoration of the judiciary. She said that it is her firm believe that the laborer class is sincere with the units they are working for and want their progress as the future of their children is linked with these units.
Madame Farzana Raja added further that PPP led present government is fighting the war against poverty as well as terrorism simultaneously only to secure the future of every Pakistani citizen. She said today the people that are busy hatching conspiracy against the people’s government should know that the wise people of Pakistan are aware of such plots and are committed to defend the democracy in the country.
Federal Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf also spoke on the occasion and said that Madame Farzana Raja, from the platform of BISP, is advancing the mission of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. He said that the 5th budget of the present government would be a gift for the people of Pakistan.
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