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Article 38: Promotion of social and economic well-being of the people

The State shall-

a. secure the well-being of the people, irrespective of sex, caste, creed or race, by raising their standard of living, by preventing the concentration of wealth and means of production and distribution in
the hands of a few to the detriment of general interest and by ensuring equitable adjustment of rights between employers and employees, and landlords and tenants.

b. provide for all citizens, within the available resources of the country, facilities for work and adequate livelihood with reasonable rest and leisure.

c. provide for all persons employed in the service of Pakistan or otherwise, social security by compulsory social insurance or other means.

d. provide basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing, housing, education and medical relief, for all such citizens, irrespective of sex, caste, creed or race, as are permanently or temporarily unable to
earn their livelihood on account of infirmity, sickness or unemployment.

e. reduce disparity in the income and earnings of individuals, including persons in the various classes of the service of Pakistan.

f. eliminate riba as early as possible; and

g. ensure that the shares of the Provinces in all Federal services, including autonomous bodies and corporations established by, or under the control of, the Federal Government, shall be secured and any omission in the allocation of the shares of the Provinces in the past shall be rectified.


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