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Sindh authorities to distribute ‘Benazir Mazdoor Card’ this month

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  • Saeed Ghani defined that the BMC would function an ATM, training, and well being look after the labourers.
  • Initially, the cardboard can be issued to some 360,000 labourers within the province.
  • Serving as a pilot challenge, the BMC card will present all the essential requirements of life.

KARACHI: The Sindh authorities will begin distributing the Benazir Mazdoor Card (BMC) this month, Sindh Training and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani mentioned on Saturday.

In line with the PPP chief, the cardboard is the “first of its kind initiative by any province in the country for the welfare of the labourers”.

Addressing a ceremony hosted by North Karachi Affiliation of Commerce, Saeed Ghani maintained that identical to the launch of Benazir Earnings Help Programme some years again, the BMC is a groundbreaking challenge initiated for the welfare of disadvantaged sections of the society.

The minister defined that the BMC would function an ATM, training, and well being look after the labourers.

How will the mechanism work?

Initially, the cardboard can be issued to some 360,000 labourers within the province duly registered with the Sindh Staff Social Safety Establishment (SESSI) whose dues had been paid by their employers. 

Within the second and third phases, the BMC could be issued to each labourer within the province, together with those that had been self-employed or the employees related to the casual economic system.

Serving as a pilot challenge, the BMC card will present all the essential requirements of life as per the election manifesto of the PPP.

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Ghani additionally mentioned the labour had develop into purely a provincial topic following the passage of the 18th Constitutional Modification, and the management of the labour-related establishments just like the Staff’ Previous-Age Advantages Establishment (EOBI) and the Staff’ Welfare Fund (WWF) ought to instantly be transferred to the province.

The Sindh authorities had constituted committees having illustration of labourers and industrialists and employers to resolve points associated to the welfare of the employees, the minister highlighted.

He opined that the labourers, employers and the federal government had been all a part of the identical system to make sure financial progress, prosperity and progress of the province and that of the nation.

Labour legal guidelines and Sindh authorities

“Some of the laws adopted by the Sindh Labour Department were of a pioneering nature as they had not even been introduced by the labour agencies of many countries,” he claimed.

The minister additional mentioned that regulation would quickly be handed within the province to ascertain an umbrella establishment for all of the pro-worker companies, together with SESSI, EOBI and WWF.

“This development is expected to provide some relief for the workers, who have been facing numerous problems with getting their minimum wages and other rights.”

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