Multan: Minister Labour Punjab Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that and various educational and health schemes have been launched for the children of the labourers and other family members. He said that free education including books, stationery, transport and uniform are also being provided to 28 thousand children of workers in 49 workers welfare schools of the province. Welfare Board is bearing all educational expenses of the children of workers in those six districts of the Punjab where workers welfare schools are not existed, he added.
While addressing delegations labourers and general public, Haji Ehsaan-ud-Din Qureshi said that Punjab Workers Welfare Board (PWWB) has established 49 workers welfare schools throughout Punjab and Metric Tech Programme has already been introduced in 9 schools. He said that TEVTA will support the establishment of evening as well as morning technical and skill training programme in the PWWB School. The Minister said that for matriculate students, the programmes of computer applications, accounting, secretarial services and AutoCAD has been identified, whereas, for middle level students, electrician, plumber, repair of home appliances and welder courses has been proposed.
He maintained that labour department was spending Rs. 4.31 billion for the provision of state of the art healthcare facilities to the labourers and their families during current fiscal year, whereas, government has allocated Rs. 84 billion for the provision of healthcare facilities to the people in the province.