KP govt fixes Rs10,000 as minimum wage for labourers

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday announced Rs2,000 increase in the minimum wage for labourers and fixed it at Rs10,000 per month with effect from July 1.


“The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minimum Wage Act 2013 is applied on labourers working in industries and employees hired by private educational institutions, hospitals, private security organisations and laboratories,” Minister for Labour and Industries Bakht Baidar told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club.


Jamaluddin Khan, secretary labour, Faqeer Hussain, coordinator Watan Pal Labour Union, and officials of the labour and industries departments were also present on the occasion.“The government has provided relief to workers and labourers by increasing 2,000 rupees in their salaries. It has been implemented since July 1, 2013 and special directives have been given to inspectors of the department for its proper implementation,” the minister added.

Courtesy:   The News

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