Lahore: Provincial Minister for Labour Haji Ehsan-ud-Din Qureshi has said that present government has increased the marriage grant from Rs. 70,000/- Rs.100,000/- of the labourer’s daughters and female worker as well. He said that death grant has also been increased from Rs.300,000/- to Rs.500,000/- on the death of an industrial worker. He told that flats have been given to the labourers on ownership basis for the first time in the history of the country by the present government. He said that labour colony consisting of 1296 flats costing more than Rs.2177 million on 47 acre land has been constructed on Defense Road Lahore whereas, labour colony constructed in Muzaffargarh consisting of 303 residential units. He said that 2000 residential units are being constructed during current fiscal year in Sialkot, Gujranwala and Multan.
While talking to delegations of labourers, Ehsan-ud-Din Qureshi said that government will provide state of the art health care facilities to the labourers and labour department will spend Rs. 4.31 billion for the provision of state of the art healthcare facilities to the labourers and their families. He said that new social security hospitals will be setup and existing hospitals would be updated. He told that a new social security hospital is being established at Sheikhupura where modern facilities and medical equipments will be provided. He said that the social security is introducing hospital management information system costing rupees 107 million, the scheme would be introduced at the dispensary level in phases. The labourers play important role for the development of the country, he concluded.