Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, on World Labour Day, has announced to increase the minimum monthly wages of workers from 17500 Rupees to 20,000 Rupees.
Presiding over a high level meeting in Lahore on Saturday, he said that the PTI government has increased the minimum wage of workers by 5,000 rupees in the last three years.
The Chief Minister said the marriage grant for workers has been increased from 100,000 Rupees to 200,000 Rupees and death grant from 500,000 rupees to 600,000 rupees.
He said workers have been allotted flats in the labour colonies of Lahore, Nankana Sahib and Multan.
He said Grant of over seven billion rupees under Punjab Workers Welfare Fund is a proof of the government's labour friendliness.
He, terming the labourers as national heroes said labour day is being celebrated with simplicity due to coronavirus.
Source: Radio Pakistan