Lawmaker advocates for labour rights

Amina Sardar highlights disconnect between elite and hardships faced by impoverished laborious

APP May 02, 2024
Karachi, the hub of economic activity, owes its multicultural nature to the vast array of migrant families, who move to the port city in search for greener pastures. PHOTO: EXPRESS


Member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly representing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Amina Sardar, has highlighted the disconnect between the elite and the hardships faced by impoverished laborious, particularly regarding the understanding of inflation.

Despite the annual celebration of International Labour Day on May 1, Sardar emphasised that the condition of labourers remains largely unchanged. She expressed these sentiments in a press statement issued on the occasion of International Labour Day.

Sardar paid homage to the labourers of Chicago, whose relentless struggles and sacrifices have ensured that workers’ sacrifices are recognised at least one day a year in modern times. She pointed out that the elite in the country are unaware of the challenges faced by labourers.

Furthermore, Sardar lauded the federal government’s four-year educational emergency plan, aimed at improving the educational prospects of millions of children from underprivileged schools.

She called for the practical implementation of feasible proposals for the welfare of workers, urging both federal and provincial governments to take action. Sardar advocated for an increase in workers’ wages in line with the current inflation rate, noting that previous government directives for a monthly wage of 21,000 rupees have been issued.

She condemned the exploitation of workers through low wages in various sectors, emphasising the urgent need for reform. Addressing the societal divisions perpetuated by injustices, Sardar emphasised the necessity of collaborative efforts to address these disparities and foster a more equitable society.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2024.


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