Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the workers and employers of the country to come forward and play their role in making Pakistan a role model. He conveyed the message to the world that being one-nation, they are united to face any challenge in the global world.

In a message on the May Day , the Prime Minister said workers and employers are partners in the production process and their coordination and cooperation is essential for industrial peace, harmony and for full utilization of their energies for socio-economic development of the country.

PM said this year we are celebrating May Day with the ambition once again to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of labor. We will pay tribute to the valiant and heroic struggle of the workers of Chicago who gave their lives for a just working environment and fundamental rights.

Nawaz Sharif said workers, no doubt, is the backbone of the industry and keeps its wheels moving. He said it is the workers community, which due to hard work, has enabled the global economy to maintain high rates of economic growth, massive production and high levels of productivity.

“The government believes in the dignity of labor and understands that a prosperous workforce can enable Pakistan to compete in a globalized market environment” the Prime Minister concluded.

In their Messages, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Acting Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi said that nation's economic strength and vigor is determined by the status and standard of living of its labor class and protection of their rights tomorrow.

They said that rights and duties go side by side and urged the labor class of the country to work hard with devotion to harness the country's immense resources for the prosperity and development of the country and its people.