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Lady Health Workers end their sit-in

Lahore : The sit-in made by Lady Health Workers of National Health Program Punjab at Chairing Cross from across the province for last four days ended after successful dialogue with the Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government Muhammad Basharat Raja on Thursday night.

The breakthrough occurred after the Chief Minister office issued notification for a Committee headed by Law Minister and comprising of Minister for Health, Minister for Population, Secretaries of Population and Primary & Secondary Health Departments and representatives of LHWs as members.

The Committee will conduct first meeting on Monday to consider the matters requiring legal advice. The Law Minister thanking LHWs president said that the Chief Minister had directed to find the reasonable solution of the issue while he had directed to reverse the decision for abolishing LHWs’ cadre. “Rather the CM has sought to make the cadre better than previous one.” He added.

The Minister said that the government believed in protecting the rights of public employees and solve their problems at priority basis. He also thanked the representatives of LHWs for accepting government’s offers and ending the sit in.

The president of LHWs’ association Ms. Rukhsana Anwer paid special thanks to the CM & Law Minister for resolving their 25 years old issue.

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