LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday visited the under-construction Labour Complex at Defense Road and reviewed the pace of work of the project. Provincial Minister Ch Abdul Ghafoor, Secretary Labour and other officials accompanied him.

Shahbaz said that flats would be allotted to the deserving industrial workers through a transparent balloting. He directed construction of a college and hospital for the workers’ children so that best educational and health facilities be made available to the residents at their doorstep.

He further said that an industrial home should also be constructed for the children of the workers at the Complex. “It (complex) will be one of its kind with regard to quality construction and facilities.” He said that the Punjab government was giving great importance to the welfare of the labourers.

He said besides implementing relevant laws for the welfare of the workers, best residential, educational and medical facilities have been provided to them so that they could live peacefully. The Labour Complex is being constructed on 47 acres of land and will cost Rs.2177 million. As many as 1,296 flats will be constructed for labourers in this residential complex. A school, a community center, a park and other basic amenities will be made available at the complex. Earlier, Secretary Labour Hassan Iqbal in his briefing informed that the Labour Complex would be completed in April this year.