PAKISTAN: Labour Day is being observed throughout the country on Wednesday with a pledge to work for the welfare of the working class.
It is a public holiday.
Different political and labour organizations‚ particularly the labour wings of political parties and professional bodies have organized programmes to highlight significance of the Day and rights of the workers.
Seminars and rallies will be held in different cities to pay tribute to those who laid down their lives in Chicago in 1886 for the rights of the labourers.
Other programmes to be broadcast by different stations on May Day include messages of President and Prime Minister in national and regional languages‚ impressions of labour leaders‚ industrial workers and labour union leaders‚ special slogans.
The President and the Prime Minister in their messages have pledged to uphold the rights of the working class.
In his message‚ President Asif Ali Zardari said during the past few years a number of steps were taken to improve the condition of the workers.
Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso in his message said government is committed to improving the living standard of labourers and workers.