Govt working to eliminate child labour, protect juvenile rights: Shaukat
PESHAWAR: Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai said the government was working on elimination of child labour and protection of rights of the juvenile.
Presiding over a meeting here to review performance of his department, he said the government was committed to providing educational opportunities to children across the province, adding that work in this regard was being done on a priority basis.
He said that through labour law the implementation of the minimum wage as fixed by the government would be ensured and factories and industries’ owners would be made bound to ensure the best medical facilities for the labour.
Shaukat said the department would protect labour rights at all costs and all issues of labourers would be addressed without any delay. He said trade and worker unions and associations would be engaged for uplift projects for labourers and their families.
He also assured to launch residential projects for labourers in all districts of the province, adding that efforts would be made to end bonded labour in factories.
Shaukat directed the department to improve the performance of schools working under the department so that quality education could be provided to children of labourers.
Later, the minister was briefed about various projects of his ministry and working of various organizations. - APP