Inclusion of informal labourers in EOBI being planned: Zulfi Bukhari

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Bukhari says Ehsaas Labour Welfare and Social protection Group has recommended the registration of informal workers with Employees Old-Age Benefit Institution to give them pension, Social Security and welfare packages.

Talking to APP, he said the initiative is to be taken as the part of ‘Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas Programme’ and a survey will be carried out to develop a complete and accurate database of the informal labour sector.

Zulfikar said around 0.38 million workers were only registered with EOBI and a sizeable section of labour community, working in agriculture and construction sector, is still naïve to their rights.

He said the labour expert group is working on various initiatives and reviewing the legislative designs to ensure the welfare, safety and protection of this segment of the society at provincial and federal level.