KARACHI - Sindh Minister for Labour, Amir Nawab Khan, has said that the government is keen to formulate a policy with the consent of stakeholders and in this regard, a committee has been formed to submit recommendations for upcoming labour policy. Collective consciousness is the tool that can shape laws on permanent basis, he added. He expressed these notions when he was speaking at the Stakeholders Consultation on the Draft Labour Policy, 2009, organised by Labour Department Sindh. He elaborated that that government wanted to have stable industrial development along with social strength and for that matter; the implementation of labour policy in true manner will be made necessary, he added. Moreover, a 6-member committee had been formed under the chairmanship of Secretary Labour Ilm din Balo, which would submit recommendations within a week and ultimately the report will be sent to the federal government. Saboor Gayhoor Siddiqi in his speech said that it is very important to have a clear vision why we need a labour policy, and that policy will have to be coherent with the other policies like trade, education etc. He said that a solid foundation is required to boost economic growth whose basis should be equality and social justice, and it should contribute to the plausible employment with proper guidelines. Habibudidn Junedi of All Pakistan Trade Unions said that a consensus should be established and no recommendation for 5 years in Labour policy should be made mandatory, however the difference between haves and have nots is increasing day by day. Chairman Korangi Association of Trade and Industries KATI Mian Zahid Hussian said that a labour council should be set up at the level of every industrial zone to curb the labour issues for avoiding litigations, while trade unions should also work with industrialists to help the poor labour.