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    Workers Welfare Fund Achieves Stellar Performance under Pakistan People’s Party Government

    Workers Welfare Fund Achieves Stellar Performance under Pakistan People’s Party Government

    Chitral Times Report

    ISLAMABAD: Under the leadership of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) has delivered a stellar performance, significantly improving the welfare of workers in Pakistan. Mr. Sajid Hussain Turi, Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, along with Mr. Zulfiqar Haider, Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, and Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmad, Secretary of WWF, have played key roles in this success. During the present government’s tenure, the WWF has experienced substantial growth in its receipts, indicating a strong commitment to workers’ well-being. In the financial year 2021-2022, the WWF recorded receipts of Rs. 14 billion, which witnessed an impressive surge in the subsequent financial year, reaching Rs. 50 billion.


    This remarkable increase in funding showcases the government’s dedication to uplifting workers and their families throughout the country. One of the noteworthy accomplishments of the WWF under the PPP government has been the successful clearance of all backlogs related to Marriage Grants, Death Grants, and Educational Scholarships across the country and sending of 67 workers to perform Hajj after the lapse of two years as Hajj remained suspended due to Covid. Marriage Grant increased from Rs. 200,000/ to Rs. 400,000/-. Death Grant increased from Rs. 400,000/- to 800,000/-/. Transport amount of Rs. 1500/- paid to workers and their children have been increased to Rs. 6000/-. Uniform amount of Rs. 4500/- paid to workers and their children have been increased to Rs. 9000/-. Books/Stationery amount of Rs. 7000/- paid to workers and their children have been increased to Rs. 14000/-. Disbursed 3738 educational scholarships amounting to Rs. 147,394,591/. Facilitation Center at WWF to facilitate workers was inaugurated.


    This achievement has provided much-needed support to workers and their families during important life events, ensuring their financial stability and overall well-being. Furthermore, the present government has introduced a range of new welfare schemes through the WWF. These initiatives include provision of ambulances to hospitals in newly merged areas of FATA in KPK, establishment of a community center in newly merged areas of FATA in KPK, provision of hearing aid, prosthetic / artificial Limb / joint and implant,, financial aid, electricity box rechargeable solar package with 4x LED Lights + 1 x dc 12 V pedestal fan + mobile charging 10+ hours, sewing machine, bicycle, wheelchair (foldable, chronic diseases treatment, solar training, E-Commerce training, VTI at Zone-V, university, medical, bio- medical lab and technology training and distribution of Laptops.


    These welfare schemes have significantly improved the lives of workers, providing them with essential resources and support for a better quality of life. The commitment of the WWF and the collaborative efforts of Chairman PPP, the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, and other officials have been instrumental in achieving these remarkable results. The government’s emphasis on workers’ welfare and the effective utilization of the WWF’s resources have played a pivotal role in elevating the living standards of workers in Pakistan. As the PPP government continues to prioritize workers’ well-being, it is expected that the positive trajectory of the WWF’s performance will continue. The unwavering commitment to workers’ welfare exemplifies the government’s dedication to building an inclusive and prosperous society for all Pakistani citizens.

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