Govt mulling to ratify ILO convention.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan is considering ratifying the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention on Safety and Health in Mines, as a senior official of the Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development indicated that ensuring safety and health of mine workers is imperative.

A road map has been made by the ministry to advance the process of ratification of ILO convention No 176, according to the official.

Speaking at the provincial validation workshop on gap assessment of the ILO Convention No 176 recently held in Karachi, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Joint Secretary Muhammad Wishaq said ensuring safety and health of workers working in mines was not only a human rights issue but also a business imperative as improving working conditions of workers resulted into better productivity and growth of the sector.

Participants of the workshop deliberated on four areas of concern, including strengthening governance and institutional performance of...

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