TOBA TEK SINGH - Scores of carpet-weaving workers and their leaders held a meeting with National Assembly’s Human Rights Committee chairman Kamalia Riaz Fatyana in Kamalia on Monday.

They urged Fatyana to support their demand for payment of wages in accordance with the government notification issued in this regard.

They apprised Fatyana that carpet-weaving units had not been registered under the factory act, and units’ owners must be directed to implement labour laws. They added that carpet-weavers must also be registered with the PESSI and EOBI to ensure safety measures at workplace for carpet-weaving workers.

They also urged him to get impose the ban on child labour in carpet weaving units, and said that the district government should organise a comprehensive survey of carpet weaving units to improve conditions of workers and to end bonded labour.

Fatyana assured them of raising the issue in the National Assembly and meet the local administration asking it to pay attention to the issues of carpet-wavers. Tariq Mahmood and Ashfaq Fateh led the workers’ delegation.