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The govt has safeguarded national security and sovereignty: President

The President today issued his May Day message stating that as promised to the people, the government has safeguarded national security and sovereignty.

“Similarly, we have ensured that no harm would befall to our national legacy and heritage. Steps are being taken implement policies for the growth of local industries and agriculture-based economy. A clear, well-defined economic plan has been formulated and being implemented to eradicate poverty, which is the biggest burden faced by a substantial segment of the working class,” the statement said.

It pointed out that the working community is one of the most adversely affected groups in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The government has clearly understood that reality faced by our working masses. Hence, the government is working with commitment to ensure better living standards for its citizens without imposing limitations that obstruct the economic activities of the working people,” the statement said.

It revealed that the maximum benefit received by the working masses and their families was the programme implemented to provide employment for unskilled individuals without any formal or professional education selected from underprivileged families.

“The right of the working people was safeguarded by ensuring that all public sector employees were given their full salaries without any deductions and continuing to maintain all public welfare programmes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” the President said.

It reiterated that thee working people have to refrain from celebrating May Day and holding rallies for the second consecutive year due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

“Nevertheless, we are aware of the strength of your struggle and its determination and commitment. While extending my gratitude for joining hands with the cause to establish a people-centric economy, I wish you a happy International Labour Day with the joy of securing international labour rights,” the President concluded.