KARACHI - Sindh Minister for Industries & Commerce Jam Ikramullah Dharejo while taking notice of the reports that factories and mill owners are not paying salaries and benefits to their employees, has said that those factories and mill owners, who are doing so, they are violating their agreement with Sindh Government.

He warned them that not only fines would be imposed on them within the law, but their factories and mills could also be sealed if necessary, ac­cording to a news release.

He said that the factory and mill owners had ensured to continue paying salaries and benefits to their employees in the lockdown and now that the lockdown had eased consider­ably and most of the factories and mills had reopened, the employees should be paid.

Sindh Minister for Industries and Commerce Jam Ikramullah Dharejo further said that the Sindh Government would take action on such complaints and the rights of the poor labourers would be protected in all cases.

He said that Eid-ul-Fitr was round the corner and employ­ers needed to take extra care of their poor workers on the occasion and non-payment of salaries and benefits was also a violation of human rights.

The Minister said that he was aware of the problems of the industrialists but the solution of the problems of the workers would be given priority.