Int’l Labor Day highlights importance of public communication in amplifying workers’ Voices – Fahd Haroon


Minister of State/Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Fahd Haroon Urges Support for Workers’ Rights and Commends Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Commitment to the Labor Struggle in Pakistan on International Labor Day

KARACHI, MAY 1 /DNA/  The 1st of May, International Labor Day, is an occasion of great significance, as it highlights the contributions of workers and the importance of their rights and dignity. Public Communication has a critical role to play in amplifying the voices of workers and raising awareness about the challenges they face.

On the occasion of International Labor Day, Fahd Haroon, the Minister of State/Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Public Communication and Digital Platforms, commends Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, for his unwavering commitment to the labor struggle in Pakistan.

In his message, Fahd Haroon acknowledged the challenges faced by workers in Pakistan, including low wages, poor working conditions, and lack of social protection. He highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated these challenges and pushed millions of workers into poverty and unemployment.

Fahd Haroon appreciated the efforts of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Pakistan People’s Party’s efforts in advocating for workers’ rights and raising their voices at the national and international levels. He also appreciated Chairman Bilawal’s support for public communication, through which we can mobilize public opinion, create a sense of solidarity and empathy, and put pressure to prioritize workers’ rights and well-being.

He notes and appreciated that the Foreign Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced an immediate increase of 25% in the amount of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) stipend, vowing that the process of providing relief money to the flood-affected small farmers by the Sindh government be accelerated also.

Fahd Haroon emphasizes that the labor struggle is not just a matter of economic justice but also a fundamental human right. He calls upon all political leaders, civil society organizations, and employers to join hands and support the labor struggle in Pakistan and around the world.

International Labor Day highlights the importance of Public Communications in amplifying workers’ voices, Fahd Haroon appreciated Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s efforts towards ensuring labor dignity and equal wages without gender and other discriminations.

Fahd encouraged everyone to take inspiration from past and present labor struggles and work towards a better future of work based on dignity, fairness, and social justice.

In Pakistan, the labor movement has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century when workers first organized themselves to demand better working conditions and wages. After the country gained independence in 1947, the labor movement grew in strength and importance, and 1st May was recognized as an official public holiday to honor the contributions and struggles of workers. However, Pakistan’s labor movement has faced numerous challenges, including repression, violence, and discrimination. Despite these obstacles, workers in Pakistan have continued to organize and mobilize for their rights, and the 1st of May remains an important occasion to celebrate their achievements and renew their commitment to the labor struggle.

The Office of the Minister of State/Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Public Communication and Digital Platforms in Pakistan is a vital institution that contributes to the country’s public communication strategy and digital platforms. This includes coordination with international digital platforms and technology outfits. It plays a vital role in shaping the country’s communication landscape and promoting digital innovation and inclusion in public communication.