Advisor to the Chief Minister Sindh on Labour & Human Resource Senator Saeed Ghani Said has said that labour issues could not be resolved without industrial growth, meaningful consultation will be taken on any lawmaking regarding labour and industry issues , we will resolve all issues within a year. While addressing a meeting of industrialists at Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) Saeed Ghani told that number of registered workers is much lower than the actual work force of the industry, owners and industrialists should step forward to make this ratio balanced. Advisor to the CM also said that representatives of Labour will be onboard for any consultation process. He told the gathering that initial consultation has been done for the issuance of new social security cards form NADRA and the decision would be implemented soon. Ghani told that action is underway against ghost employees of SESSI and Labour Department and measures are under consideration for the improvement of Medical facilities of SESSI.
Earlier, President of KATI Zahid Saeed welcomed the CM advisor and gave him a presentation regarding concerns of Industry on Labour , Factory and other related laws. He said that after 18th amendment many laws are being reenacted by the provincial government but industrialist were not taken onboard for any meaningful consultation, due to this missing link now the laws are not only ambiguous and contradictory, many parts are not even implacable. Zahid Saeed demanded that all such laws should be reviewed with the consultation of industrialists and all other stack holders. He told that due to conflicts many factory owners are in courts for litigations and only the workforce is suffering from it. He also told that due to ban on Independent Labour Contractor industry is facing more hurdles in international market because in many laboring countries this has been regularized. Zahid said that after 18th amendment establishment of Sindh Old Age Benefit Institution was announced, but still we are dealing with federal institution, this announcement should be materialized as soon as possible. He also suggested to follow the one window operation module for collection of funds regarding worker welfare and other charges and suggested that government can authorize SRB for a lum sum collection of funds, fee and charges. President of KATI also pointed out the unavailability of SESSI’s Medical facility in Bin Qasim Industrial Area. On this occasion head of KATI’s standing committee on Labour , EOBI & SESSI affairs Amjad Ullah Khan briefed Senator Saeed Ghani regarding low standard services and under staffing at SESSI’s Medical facilities Advisor to the CM assured quick resolution of all problems and also promised to consider establishment of medical facility at Bin Qasim.
Secretary Labour Sindh Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Commissioner SESSI Farooq Laghari, Senior Vice President of KATI Saleem Uzzaman, former Presidents and Chairmen of KATI Zubair Chaya, Gulzar Feroz, Masood Naqi, Akbar Farooqui, Farhan Urrehman, Zubair Tufail, Shakeel Dhingra, Shujat Baig from FPCCI and other senior official of labour department were also present on the occasion.
Caption: KATI President Zahid Saeed presenting souvenir of association to Saeed Ghani. Zubair Chhaya, Gulzar Firoz, Farhan Urrehman, Saleem-uz-Zaman, Amjad Ullah Khan, Abdul Rasheed Solangi and Farooq Laghari were also present.