Islamabad : Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said the government is committed to repeal all the black laws which were enacted by the past regime as it was also the commitment of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and part of his party’s manifesto.
Speaking in the National Assembly after the house passed the Industrial Relations Bill, 2008, he congratulated the workers and said it will protect their rights. The previous bill, he added, was anti-labour.
He said the bill was unanimously passed in the Senate by all the political parties and was debated in Senate’s committee for over a month and it was wrong on part of the opposition to say that it was being passed in a haste.
The Prime Minister said that by passing the bill, the National Assembly has given respect to the Senate.
He also vowed to resolve the wage board award issue on which, he said, the government is working very seriously.
The Prime Minister also congratulated the house for unanimously passing the parliamentary services bill on Tuesday and said the government was determined to set up new traditions of accommodating opposition whenever they bring in positive legislation.
He said this bill was brought in the house on private members day and the treasury benches fully supported it.