Meeting held to plan PDC 2018 in Karachi on 7-8 December 2018. Members participated in healthy discussion and gave valuable input to make the event a success. It will be two day session at nice place where high level dignitaries shall be invited. Resources shall be arranged with efforts from all members.
Meeting held with HSEQ team of PPL which was long awaited. Manager HSEQ agreed to join ASSP and support the cause. He assigned Syed Danish Ali as focal person for ASSP membership of staff and suggested to hold meeting of various companies in Karachi next month to invite sponsorship for the PDC 2018.
Meeting held with the Director Professional Development Center, Karachi University where areas of mutual interest were discussed. Center is being run on non profit basis. Facility may be utilized by ASSP to run HSE courses.
Meeting held with the Secretary Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to remind them execute the MOU. ILO team present at the EFP also participated in discussion and agreed to engage ASSP in their ongoing projects.
Syed Ali Ashraf Naqvi, Joint Director Labor, Khadim Hussain Bhutto, Director Labor, Abid Hussain Zawawi, Secretary Labor Sindh, Abdul Rashid Solangi, Former Secretary Labor Sindh, Naeem Subhnai, and Akhtar Quddus
Efforts of Sindh province were appreciated in taking lead for the enactment of OHS legislation in province. Matter of MOU signing was discussed and agreed to sign it after legal review of the draft. Plan was shared with Secretary to hold PDC in Karachi this year for which Secretary assured his full cooperation and support. It was agreed to hold seminars and engage media for public awareness. Training sessions should be organized for capacity building of Labor department team.
Secretary labor suggested inter provincial meeting to discuss common OHS issues for building harmonization and to develop consensus on legislation.