The government should implementation of all labour laws, which are under suspension ever since the emergence of the Sharifs on the political landscape. There must be the end of contract system in private sector and restoration of all benefits for workers and employees. He pays homage to martyrs of 1st May who laid down their lives for the cause of working class. Now it is up to our working class to unite for their rights and strive their best to ensure complete implementation of labour laws which are under suspension since last three decades. They must reject disqualified Sharif and his party which played a pivotal role in the usurpation of rights of working class by encouraging contract system in private establishments. He requested Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motto notice of long violated labour laws, and ensure their implementation for the sake of millions of oppressed workers and businesses employees.
The government has distributed loans worth Rs46 billion under a self-employment scheme benefitting 10.20 million most needy people and the loans return ratio has remained 99.9%. On one side, there are brave sons and daughters of the nation who have returned every penny of the interest-free loans and on the contrary, the elite has got its mega loans worth billions of rupees waived off which is a great cruelty with the poor nation. Those who have got their loans waived off have committed the crime with this nation and due to their crime, social divide between the poor and the rich has widened and poverty and joblessness has been increased as well. The elections are nearer and therefore, political classes are showing their political jugglery to the people.
Labor Day is celebrated throughout the world in recognition of hard work of laborers. Ceremonies are held in Pakistan to pay homage to the laborers. On the occasion, we need to launch programs for those needy people who have education and skills but lack necessary resources. The purpose of such programmes should enabling such impecunious people to become self-reliant.
The ruling elite has got its mega loans waived off while the people who got loans under this scheme have returned every penny of it. The elite enjoys every worldly boon while the poor are even deprived of basic necessities of life. This cannot be called a Pakistan of Quaid and Iqbal in any way. Lakhs of people had come to Pakistan after giving great sacrifices and going through the rivers of blood with the prime hope that honesty, truth and hard work would rule here and hard work will be given respect. And, there would be no corruption, gratification or extortion, he added. But unluckily a culture of recommendations ruled and the principles of hard work, honesty and trust were ignored. Now, the time has come to change this culture and nation should stand up to change this outdated system.
Now, NAB is proactively working in the province of Punjab and the Supreme Court is also taking notice of everything with great attention. The eagle eyes of state institutions are focused on elites. This is a good sign. A corruption of even a single penny should not be tolerated. Those who have waived off loans worth billions of rupees and the politicians who are fully drenched in corruption are giving statements against corruption and are advising the nation about honesty. The state institutions are active against corruption and we welcome it. However, they should give attention to the recovery of looted money of the nation. On one side, if corruption is being ignored and on the other side, eagle eyes are fixed then this double standard cannot work, he maintained. Water and fire cannot combine together and if you have taken responsibility of elimination of corruption then it is a good thing and it should be done indiscriminately.