Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Wednesday said labourers and workers play a key role in strengthening national economy and development of country.
He said set financial targets could not be achieved without empowerment and due respect of the workers.
Talking to media, Usman Dar said Labour Day was an opportunity to acknowledge contributions of working men and women who were indispensable pillar of the country.“Today we pay tribute to the labour community for its valuable contribution in nation building”, he added.He said the incumbent government of Imran Khan was pursuing labour friendly policies for the welfare of the labour class in the country.
“Our belief in the dignity of labour is stronger than ever and we are cognizant that only a prosperous and happy workforce can enable Pakistan in realizing its full potential and compete in today’s highly competitive globalized market economy,” he said.
He emphasized that through cooperation and support of all stakeholders, they could achieve a better standard of living for the working class and ensure environment of equal opportunity and rights for all.While responding to a question he said, the National accountability bureau (NAB) was an independent institution and the government was not interfering in its matters.“Government cannot get decisions of its choice from NAB and we want that NAB bring corrupt elements to justice without any discrimination,” he added.
He said opposition parties should come out with concrete proposals to amend the accountability laws to ensure transparency in the process.Dar said corruption free Pakistan was the narrative of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and people had given mandate to the party for the purpose.