KHANEWAL: The district administration is striving hard to protect the rights of labourers across the district, said Khanewal Deputy Commissioner Ashfaq Ahmed Chaudhry on Sunday.
Labourers ignored on their own day
He expressed these views while presiding over a district vigilance committee for bonded labour reviewing the complaints regarding their payment.
Their complaints will be redressed on a priority basis, he said. He directed Deputy Director Labour Malik Muhammad Farooq to arrange a meeting with brick kiln owners to discuss the labourers problems.
While briefing the meeting, Deputy Director Malik Muhammad Farooq said that the Punjab government had initiated a project to educate those children working at hotels and workshops.
Eradicating the menace: ‘Those involved in bonded labour to face the music’
He said that 1,092 children had been admitted to 27 schools so far, while 4,282 child labourers had been issued Khidmat Cards through which 1994 families were being facilitated.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2018.
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