PM for global strategy to address pandemic’s impact on labourers

By: News Desk      Published: 04:32 PM, 8 Jul, 2020
PM for global strategy to address pandemic’s impact on labourers

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the economic impact of coronavirus pandemic had hit labourer community the most worldwide and stressed upon a joint global strategy to address the challenge.

Speaking at the virtual Global Summit on ‘COVID-19 and the World of Work’ organized by International Labour Organization, Imran Khan said lockdown in countries had left a big population jobless, mostly labourers, daily wagers and self-employed.

The five-day ILO Global Summit, the largest-ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments discussed how to address the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and Director-General of World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus participated in the summit as joined by the government leaders from all over the world.–APP