Workfare

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Workfare

A somewhat informal term for government benefits or other aid given in exchange for state-sponsored work. Workfare labor may or may not be compensated, but, if it is, the government is responsible for payment. Workfare contrasts with welfare, in which recipients have few requirements beyond low income.
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Nusrat Begum vowed to work for welfare of poor masses and rights of females till her death and would leave no stone unturned in this regard.
Saba called upon NGOs and philanthropists to work for welfare of the lost and deprived children so that they could become useful citizens.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the month of Muharram ul Harram teaches the Muslims the lesson of brotherhood, love and tolerance and advised them to work for welfare of the humanity and mutual tolerance in line with the teachings of Islam.
The Deputy Speaker hoped that they will work for welfare of Journalist Community and freedom of press.
The Acting President and Deputy Speaker expressed hope that newly elected Prime Minister will work for welfare of the people of AJK and under his sagacious leadership the Government of AJK will lead the state towards progress and prosperity.
PML-N leadership hoped that they will work for welfare of the journalist community and freedom of press.
If Altaf Hussain is sincere with people of Pakistan then he should come to Pakistan immediately, he said, adding that, Altaf Hussain has dual nationality and a man having dual nationality can not work for welfare of Pakistan.
He added that officers should only work for welfare of the state instead of their personal interests.
Abid Saqi assured lawyers that he would work for welfare of lawyers especially the youngs.
On this day, let us commit ourselves to work for welfare of the minorities in line with vision of Quaid-i-Azam.
ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday urged upon the politicians to work for welfare of masses by giving practical proposals to the government.
Imran Khan welcomed Azam Swati in the party-fold and said that PTI is committed to work for welfare of the commonman.