KARACHI (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government would preserve rights of working classes while ensuring a conducive environment for business, setting stage for another phase of prosperity and development in Pakistan. The President was speaking at a ceremony here on Friday where he signed two laws to repeal the Removal from Services (Special Powers) Ordinance 2000 and amend Services Tribunal Act. He said the laws are aimed at protecting the working classes from exploitation and arbitrary termination from service. The Removal from Services Ordinance was a bad law as it conferred arbitrary powers on the authorities in violation of the fundamental rights of workers, he added. President Zardari said a bad law has now been done away with and the authorities will have no arbitrary powers over the employees and labourers who will get job security. Section 2A of the Services Tribunal Act 1973 had snatched the rights of workers to take their disputes to the Labour Courts, Labour Appellate Tribunal as well as The National Industrial Relations Commission. He called upon all the political forces to join hands in national interest in improving the lot of the working classes and for protecting them from exploitation. President Zardari said Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had a dream for the downtrodden sections of society and he gave the philosophy of Bhuttoism. Outlining features of the governments industrialisation policy, President Zardari said the provinces, organisations and labour will get share in new industry for providing land, basic amenities and services. He said Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto secured rights for poor, labourers and farmers, gave people the right to vote and ensured women emancipation. But slowly and gradually anti-Pakistan, anti-people and anti-poor elements usurped rights of the people, he said adding change in the Services Tribunal law will restore rights of the people. The President said vision of Benazir Bhutto, her return to Pakistan and her martyrdom was a continuation of the philosophy of Bhuttoism. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto raised her voice against the black and draconian labour laws, he pointed out. He congratulated the Prime Minister, Labour Minister and parliament for changing the service laws. Calling himself trustee of the philosophy of Bhutto Shaheed, he said time has arrived to return back rights to the people. We continue to be inspired and guided by the policy principles laid down in the manifesto by the Shaheed leaders, he added. He vowed that the present government would not abandon the labour, peasants and the wage earners in their just struggle. The President said Pakistan has to move forward in a new world in which labourers and farmers are not servants but partners in agriculture and industry. In line with the party vision, the PPP government has handed over 10 percent shares of state owned entities including OGDC and PSO to workers free of cost as their inherent right, he added. This scheme offers stock options from 80 public sector organisations and benefits 500,000 employees. The governments job is not only to keep a good balance sheet but also to work for the welfare of the people, the President remarked. President Zardari said now the workers will be treated as partners and co-owners as envisioned in the philosophy of Bhuttoism. Enumerating the steps taken by the government for protection of rights of the workers, he said the sacked employees were restored through legislation, anti-labour legislation IRO 2002 was replaced with a pro-labour law and trade union activities were restored. The President said the government prepared plans to build 80,000 housing units for the labour, minimum wage was enhanced to Rs 6,000 per month, the workers share in profit was increased and marriage grants were raised and could be availed by all workers. He said all these measures are a manifestation of conscious efforts by the present government to restore to the labour and the working classes their dignity. A disenchanted labour was one of the causes of low productivity and industrial unrest, he observed.