The labourers of Asia!
The plight of the migrant labourers of Asia is a bitter fact, duly highlighted by Enterprise in its October issue. No matter, how positively the remittance figures may raise, the opposite side of the picture shows a high debt burden on the poor labourers. The sweat shops are not an obsolete idea, rather a hard fact of rapid industrialization and fast adoption of manufacturing methods today. In this scenario, the number of huge financial burdens the labourer has to bear is rising with the decline in economic returns. As the report suggested, the liberalization of policies would ease the financial costs for migrant workers and government initiatives for entering into bilateral agreements with other countries, which would create a high potential labour economy. The labour sector, being a major asset for any country, deserves due incentives Kaleem Khan