Govt Makes Big Announcement Regarding Increase in Minimum Wages

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The Labour and Human Resource Minister Saeed Ghani has announced that the minimum monthly wage of laborers in Sindh will now range between PKR 32,000 to PKR 35,000.

Ghani also considered that middle-income families have suffered the most during this economic crunch in which the prices of all essential products are touching the sky. He also informed the media that a recommendation is in progress by the wage board of the province to raise the minimum monthly salary of workers this year. 

Ghani also mentioned that two years ago, Sindh was the first province to increase the minimum wage of workers up to PKR 25,000. He also discussed the death grant as it has been increased from PKR 500,000 to PKR 700,000. 

Moreover, the aid for the wedding of the laborer’s daughter provided by the government has also been increased from PKR 100,000 to PKR 200,000. Whereas, the assistance provided by the government for the education of laborer’s children has also been increased from PKR 6,000 to PKR 10,000 and there is some addition in various scholarships that are being offered to the worker’s children. 

Ghani also mentioned essential assistance and medical care as they will be provided free for workers who are registered with Benazir Mazdoor Cards.  

Ghani further talked about the local government issue in which he clarified that there is no written law in which it has been mentioned that a candidate requires a minimum of 184 votes from members of the city to become the mayor of Karachi. 

Ghani also told the media that Jamaat Islami was the very first political party that suggested that an unelected member could become mayor of the city.

However, the labourer leaders have shown concern regarding the failing economy and crisis across the country. They have asked rulers to take drastic steps in the upcoming budget to cater to the matter of food inflation and unemployment. 

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