Punjab doubles marriage grant for workers on eve of Labour Day


LAHORE – The Punjab government has announced to increase marriage grant for workers on the eve of the World Labour Day.

The decision was taken in a high level meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Saturday. The marriage grant has been increased from Rs100,000 to Rs200,000.

The provincial government also raised the minimum monthly wages of workers from Rs17,500 to Rs20,000 to facilitate the labour class. The new salary will come into effect from July 1.


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Furthermore, the chief minister said and death grant has also been increased from Rs500,000 to Rs600,000.

He said workers have been allotted flats in the labour colonies of Lahore, Nankana Sahib and Multan.

The provincial government, he said, is building four new Social Security Hospitals in Sargodha, DG Khan, Faisalabad and Multan for workers.