Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari says the government is working to include the informal labor community into Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution to uplift their living standard.
Addressing a ceremony in connection with Labour Day organized by CDA Mazdoor Union in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said, in this regard, a computerized system is 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 is an integral part of the rights of workers.
He said "Mazdoor ka Ehsas Programme" is a mega project of welfare of workers. He said, under this programme, there are 115 different programs of various components.
Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari said the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan is to ensure the bright future of underprivileged segment of the society by providing them all the basic necessities of life.
Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari 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 1st May 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" of the incumbent is 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.
Secretary General, USO-CBA Radio Pakistan Muhammad Ijaz, in his address, also highlighted the role of labor community in development and prosperity of the country.