The Pakistan People’s Party has its roots in the working class of the country. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto envisioned a Pakistan where the Labor Class could live with dignity and honor. Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto durgin her governments pursued extensive agendas to address the pressing issues of the working class of the country. Amidst a whirlpool of problems ranging from the War on Terror to the ever increasing inflation, the Peoples’ Government has rendered its services for the working class.
Thousands of workers in different public sector organisations have been reinstated, a 12% share has been distributed among the labor force of these institutions. This is because the Pakistan People’s Party’s belief in a society where the workers are the owners of the State. In accordance with the wishes of Benazir Bhutto and her political manifesto, President Asif Ali Zardari today signed the Services Tribunal Amendment Bill.
Recently in Karachi, President Asif Ali Zardari has signed two laws to repeal the Removal from Services (Special Powers) Ordinance 2000 and Services Tribunal Act(amendment bill 2010) and said the laws are aimed at protecting the working classes from exploitation and arbitrary termination from service.
Addressing a ceremony in Karachi where he signed these two bills, the president said the Removal from Services Ordinance was a bad law as it conferred arbitrary powers on the authorities in violation of the fundamental rights of workers.
The president called upon all the political forces to join hands in national interest in improving the lot of the working classes and for protecting them from exploitation. The president said the government prepared plans to build 80,000 housing units for the labour and minimum wage was enhanced to 6,000 rupees per month.