PR LAHORE - A resolution was passed here at a meeting of All Pakistan Workers Confederation (APWC), Punjab in which the federal and provincial govts and all the political parties were vehemently urged to make concerted efforts to strengthen the national unity and tackle rising poverty and aggravating unemployment in the country.

The meeting was addressed by veteran trade union leader Khurshid Ahmad, General Secretary, Rubina Jamil, President, Yousaf Baloch, Chairman, Akbar Ali Khan, Additional. General Secretary, Osama Tariq, Secretary, Niaz Khan, President, Chaudhary Khushi Muhammad Khokhar, General Secretary of APWC (Punjab), including Mahmood Butt, Waris Khan, Bashir Zafar and other representatives.

Participants of the meeting paid tributes to Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his death anniversary and pledged to follow his footsteps for establishing an egalitarian society based on equity and social justice, free from exploitation and abuse of feudalism.

In another resolution, the federation and provincial governments were asked to hold a Tripartite Labour Conference to have a social dialogue between the government, employers and workers in order to tackle labour issues in conformity with the ILO Convention No.144 ratified by the Government of Pakistan.