Establish a World-Class Lab to Identify Risk Areas to Ensure Workers’ Safety: Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif


Lahore, 14 March 2024: “Compile a comprehensive data of laborers and workers across Punjab,” said Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, while chairing a special meeting on workers’ safety in the Province. She added,”Safety measures will be implemented to protect workers in factories.” Madam Chief Minister directed to start Occupational Safety and Health Mobile Lab Project for the purpose. She also directed to enact effective legislation for the protection of motorcycle riding youth, employed by rider services.

Earlier, the authorities concerned briefed the Chief Minister about the proposal to issue labour cards to daily wage earners to provide them social security benefits. It was also briefed that a labor complex and labor colonies will be built in Quaid-e-Azam Business Park Sheikhupura and Rawalpindi, where 1400 laborers and 800 labor families will be provided accommodation. Madam Chief Minister also directed to expedite the completion of labor colony projects in Sunder and Taxila.

Madam Maryam Nawaz Sharif said,”I am committed to provide workers their own house.” She added,”Labor colonies will be built in phases across Punjab.”

Senior Provincial Minister Maryam Aurangzeb, Provincial Adviser Pervaiz Rashid, Provincial Labor Minister Chaudhry Shafey Hussain, Secretary Labor, Commissioner PSSI, DG Labor Welfare, Secretary Punjab Workers Welfare Fund, Secretary Minimum Wages Board and other relevant officers attended the meeting.