Keeping in view of the current inflation in the country, Sindh Labour and Human Resources Minister Saeed Ghani has called for fixing a minimum monthly salary of Rs 44,000 for Sindh employees.
The provincial minister expressed these views at a pre-budget meeting in the Sindh Assembly on Thursday.
“Sindh has already increased the minimum monthly pay from Rs 17,500 to Rs 25,000, and further changes are required to meet the record inflation as Pakistan is facing a huge economic crisis,” he added.
In a bid to sustain their poor families, Saeed Ghani said the workers should get wage raise and he also urged the employers, industrialists, and laborers to secure a reasonable minimum wage agreement.
Out of the more than 600,000 members of the Sindh Workers’ Social Security Institution (SESSI), over 100,000 employees in Sindh already received the Benazir Mazdoor Card (BMC), said the provincial minister.
Ghani said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) had been charged with distributing BMCs to the remaining workers by the beginning of May this year.
The Sindh minister lauded the SESSI for establishing medical camps in 8 districts during the flood where physicians treated over 27,000 patients.