RE - The central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami has expressed deep concern over the plight of the workers in the country and said the PPP government had miserably failed to improve their working conditions.
The Shoora, through a resolution, said that the unending price-hike had made it difficult for the workers to make both ends meet while Rs7000 minimum wages was not being implemented.
It said the 50 per cent pay raise for government servants was inadequate.
The Shoora particularly noted that there was no law to protect the rights of kiln workers who were treated like serves and even their honour was not secure.
Through another resolution, the Shoora expressed its concern over the deteriorating conditions of agriculture in the country because of the rise in diesel prices and acute shortage of irrigation water.
It condemned the governments failure to construct dams in the country as also its criminal neglect over Indias building dams over Pakistani rivers.
The JI Shoora stressed upon the government to evolve national consensus for building water reservoirs and to pressurize India against stopping river water.
It also called for reducing diesel prices to facilitate the growers and prompt payments to sugarcane growers. It demanded setting up of agriculture committees comprising government officials and the growers for the fixation of prices of farm products.