Lahore:Provincial Minister for Labour Haji Ehsanuddin Qureshi has said that flats are being given to the labourers on ownership basis for the first time in the history of the country. He said that Punjab government is taking all possible steps for improving the socio-economic condition of the labourers and required funds have been provided for timely completion of the ongoing projects under Labour Department. He said that 2000 residential units will be constructed during current fiscal year in Sialkot, Gujranwala and Multan.
While talking to delegations of labourers, Ehsanuddin Qureshi said that a labour colony consisting of 1296 flats costing more than Rs.2177 million on 47 acre land has been constructed on Defence Road Lahore for labourers, whereas, labour colony constructed in Muzaffargarh consisting of 303 residential units. He said that the balloting of flats has been conducted in a transparent manner before media and other persons. He said that provincial government is also making legislation for resolving the problems of kiln labourers. He said that the flaws in the laws of child labour are also being removed.
Haji Ehsanuddin Qureshi said that the labourers play important role for the development of the country. He said that the provincial government of Muslim League-N under the leadership of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has executed record development projects in its era and this project is vision of Nawaz Sharif which was accomplished by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He informed that all balloting process had been completed in a transparent manner through various agencies so that there should be no chance of favourtism or nepotism. Labourers lauding the step of awarding flats on ownership basis by Punjab government, congratulated Chief Minister Punjab and expressed the hope that he will continue to initiate such welfare projects for the labourers.