Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan is observing International Labour Day or May Day on Tuesday, on the occasion President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid a rich tribute to valiant workers of Pakistan and around the world.
The president and PM acknowledge the dignity of workers.
PM Abbasi said, the government was fully committed to taking all measures, in cooperation with the provincial governments, for the welfare of workers as well as for raising their living standards.
President Mamnoon Hussain said that various projects aim at resolving issues of workers were being undertaken by the government.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said, “This day reminds us about martyrs of Chicago and their struggle against oppression and tyranny”.
He added that the day also aimed at speeding up the efforts to ensure the dignity and provision of suitable wages to the working class”.
It is pertinent to remember that on the workers’ day (today), the public holiday is being observed in all government and private organisations, educational institutions, while markets also will remain closed.
The labour wings of political parties and trade bodies have chalked out special programmes, rallies and seminars, to highlight the importance of the day and rights of the labourers.