Govt striving for business, industrial growth without compromising workers’ rights: PM

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said the government was striving to achieve the industrial growth and bring ease of doing business in the country without making any compromise on the workers’ rights.

He was chairing a high level meeting to discuss the facilitative measures for small and medium industries and the protection of the labourers’ rights, a PM Office statement said.

Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Gilani, Punjab Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, Punjab Labor Minister Ansar Majeed Khan and senior officers of the relevant federal and provincial departments also attended the meeting.

The prime minister was briefed in detail about the problems being faced by the industries sector in Punjab during the inspection by different departments.

He was also apprised on the measures being taken for the protection of the rights of the workers and labourers and to improve the health and education facilities for their families.

The prime minister was told that according to the data from different electric supply companies, the power connections of around 55,435 industrial units of total 226,600 units in Punjab had been disconnected. However, around 22,475 units were registered with the Punjab Labour Department and 63,500 with the Employees OId-age Benefits Institutions while the Social Security department had the data of 77,448 units.