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HRCP demands govt to assist daily wagers amid COVID 19 outbreak

March 24, 2020

Islamabad: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Chairperson Nasreen Azhar has demanded of the authorities concerned to provide salaries to the daily waged workforce across the country on priority basis.

Talking to APP, HRCP Chairperson highlighted that the daily waged employees should be given financial support by the government amid coronavirus outbreak. She said the intervention was made after the people were told to work from home if they could, as part of stringent measures to combat the spread of coronavirus pandemic that has caused more uncertainty.

Nasreen Azhar added that the companies and entrepreneurs were usually exploiting their employees in such crisis like situation as they had to deal with a long list of challenges including health risks issues, unpredictable wages and no insurance.

She added that although the government was already facing huge pressure to intervene to support workers and prevent mass unemployment amid coronavirus mitigation measures.