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Sindh to Take Legal Action Against Companies Paying Less Than Minimum Wage

Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has warned private companies against paying their employees less than the minimum wage, which was fixed at Rs. 25,000 in the provincial budget for FY 2021-22.

Chairing a cabinet meeting in Karachi, CM Sindh expressed displeasure over media reports that suggested that most of the companies in the province are paying employees less than the minimum wage.

During the meeting, CM Sindh said that the poor segment of the society is getting poorer while the middle class is struggling to make ends meet in the face of crippling inflation.

He added the prices of essential items have increased significantly in recent months and gone beyond the reach of the poor and middle class, causing people either to sell off their children or poison them to death.

The CM ordered relevant departments to ensure the implementation of minimum wage across the province and take strict legal actions against organizations not adhering to the official minimum wage.

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Haroon Hayder