Action to be taken against factories not paying salaries before Eid: minister

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Karachi: Sindh Minister for Industries & Commerce and Cooperative Department & Anti-Corruption Jam Ikramullah Dharejo, while taking stern notice of the reports that factories and mill owners are not paying salaries and benefits to their employees, has said that these employers are violating their agreement with the Sindh government.

The minister said that these mill owners are supposed to abiding by their agreement with the Government.

He warned them that not only fines would be imposed on them within the law, but their factories and mills could also be sealed if necessary.

He said that the factory and mill owners were committed to continue to pay salaries and benefits to their employees in the lockdown and now that the lockdown had eased considerably and most of the factories and mills had reopened, It should not be done so.

Dharejo further said that the Sindh government would take action on such complaints and the rights of the poor labourers would be protected in all cases.

He said that Eid-ul-Fitr is very close and employers need to take extra care of their poor workers on this occasion and non-payment of salaries and benefits is also a violation of human rights.

The minister said that he was aware of the problems of the industrialists but the solution of the problems of the workers would be given priority.