Musharraf, Jamali urge workers to adopt modern means
ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali on Wednesday urged employers and workers to adopt modern means of production to successfully meet new global challenges and raise living standards.
In a message on May Day, President Musharraf said: “We should seek guidance from the work ethics enshrined in the Holy Quran which, if sincerely followed, can ensure cordial relations between employers and employees. I am very confident that under the current government, their rights will be protected to help them meet the emerging challenges of globalization.”
President Musharraf then talked about the importance of May Day which“symbolizes the sanctity and dignity of labourers” worldwide. He recalled that it was on this day, more than a century ago, that a heroic chapter was written against exploitation and injustice. The PM in his message said the government was committed to safeguarding the rights of workers and uplift their socio-economic conditions so they could play an important role for the country’s prosperity.
“We are also taking several initiatives in health, housing and education sectors for providing better services to workers.” he said.
The PM said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) himself was a role model for treating workers with love and respect. He also advised his followers to settle the wages of a worker.
May Day is being celebrated Thursday worldwide in memory of the courage and sacrifices of those workers of Chicago who laid down their lives in 1886 for the cause and rights of working people. —APP