Punjab Govt to make effective labor deletion policy

By Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry – Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

10th October, 2019

Punjab Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal presided over a high-level meeting at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday to review the draft of labor deletion policy.

The meeting decided to make the labor deletion policy more comprehensive and effective through the consultation of CPEC authority and other stakeholders.

Mian Aslam Iqbal said on the occasion that purpose of this policy is to protect the interest of local labor community as well as to expedite their capacity.

Under this policy, local labor will be trained to find jobs in different sectors. Similarly, the need of providing skilled human resource to the industry to be set up through foreign investment will also be fulfilled, he added.

He explained that local labor will be provided necessary training in collaboration with TEVTA and foreign companies and added that technical education institutions will be set up in special economic zones. Similarly, growth-rate of the local labor will be enhanced through international universities.

In this regard, the technical education courses have been designed according to market needs, he added.

Meanwhile, Chairman FPCCI standing committee on leather and leather goods Sheikh Khurram Aftab called on Provincial Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal and apprised him about the problems being faced by the leather industry.

The minister assured that federal government will be contacted for the solution of problems relating to the federal government.

He said that suitable steps will be taken to save leather from wastage before the start of next season and asked the leather industry high-ups to submit their recommendations in this regard.

He said that prospect of setting up lab will be reviewed for the checking of leather samples in Punjab.

Aizbah Khan

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story

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