Karachi, July 25, 2017 (PPI-OT):8TH Meeting of workers Welfare Board Sindh was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Minister for Information, Labour, HUMAN Resources, Transport and Mass Transit Syed Nasir Hussain Shah at his office here today.
The meeting was attended among others included MPAs Dr. Sikandar Shoro, Ms. Rukhsan Shah, Salim Raza Jalbani, Employers representative M. Danish, Workers representatives Habibuddin Junaidi, Shamshad Qureshi ,Rehmatullah Sarki , Secretaries of Labour Abdur Rasheed Solangi, Industries Abdur Raheem Soomro and Secretary WWB Asif Memon and others. The meeting discussed at length the services provided to the labourers and their children by the board.
The Minister labour Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has stressed that to ensure transparency and due representation of workers and employers in the all committees including Development, Finance, Investment, HR, Technical etc to provide all facilities to workers and their children by making viable and resource able for the benefits of the workers at grass root level. He directed the Secretary Labour Rasheed Solangi and Secretary Board Asif Memon to take concrete steps in this regard as the PPP and Government of Sindh as per policy and manifesto of the party, to ameliorate the living standard of the workers without further delay.
Secretary Board Asif Memon apprised the meeting and board members about the various steps taken by the board and facilities and future projects for the developments and betterment of the workers including Death, marriage grants, scholarships, besides provision of sewing machines and bicycle to the workers women and dibble children with a cost of Rs. 7220 million rupees budget which had been approved by the board.
He further informed that new furniture establishment of IT labs, Text books uniforms and etc provision of solar energy and RO plants in workers schools would be set up and provided to the children of the workers. Next financial year, 20 new development schemes with a cost of Rs.1344 million, would be spent. While purchasing of lands for schemes of flats, schools and colleges infrastructure, an amount of Rs.6010 million would be utilized.
He informed that encroachments had been removed from Gulshan-e-Maymar flats while PC -1 of Rehabilitation of 1000 flats would be initiated in Labour colonies throughout the Sindh. To ensure transparency in allotments of these flats, a committee included by Habibuddin Junaidi and Shamshad Qureshi and another committee to provide medial and engineering education to the workers children Habibuddin Junaidi and Rahmatullah Sarki with education and health officials members would present its report in the next meeting.
It was also decided that to upgrade the workers primary school to high school and to establish / rehabilitate the labour colony in Thatta, on the recommendations of MPA Rukhsana Shah. While matter of encroachment over labour Colony Jacobabad was taken up by the Rehmatullah Sarki, DC AND SSP Jacobabad will be approached for removal of the illegal occupation.
Detailed briefing over the progress, working and future plans by the board would be given to Board members on the advice of Salim Raza Jalbani MPA. Habib uddin Junaidi said that no decision would be allowed and taken against the interest of workers as the Act had clearly protected the rights of the workers.
It was decided and approved the longstanding promotion and upgradation of employees however time scale etc would be presented in next meeting with financial implication and impact, would be recommended by the finance and HR committees. New schools and colleges at New Karachi, Korangi, SITE Karachi, Sukkur and Ghotki Mirpur Mathelo would be established/constructed while at Arore Sukkur, workers hospital would be setup and budget for the purpose and up-gradation of boys and girls college Kotri would also be considered for approval.
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