Labour colonies for female workers a must: Chief PIEDMC

Staff Reporter

Lahore—Chairman Punjab Industrial Estates Development & Management Company (PIEDMC) Rizwan Khalid Butt has said that setting up of labour colonies on the first floor of factories would ensure involvement of more female workers in the economic development of country.
Addressing a gathering of the PIEDMC Board of Directors, he said the women are 52 percent of country’s population, out of which only 6 percent are contributing as factory workers in Pakistan.
He said the Punjab government has introduced a number of laws for protection of female workers on workplace. “It has given strength to womenfolk in the province and they are excited to play due role in the development of Pakistan economy,” he added.
“We will have to follow the models of Korea and Bangladesh where labour colonies have been set up on the first floor of factories, which enable a female worker to contribute to the national economy and look after her home simultaneously,” he added.
He said the PIEDMC was working on the new industrial policy in collaboration with the provincial department for industries under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and soon the draft would be shared with the business community for comments.
He said the PIEDMC would follow the Bangladesh and Korea for involving more and more female workers in the country’s uplift.

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