The labour­ers of Asia!

Enterprise - - Editor’s desk -

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

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