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Govt to ban child domestic work: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government will be putting a complete ban on child domestic work and negotiations are underway with all stakeholders to address the issue of missing persons, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar on Child Protection: Issues, Solutions and Opportunities, the minister announced a few […]

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Consultation meeting: ‘Violence against domestic workers has increased’

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LAHORE: HomeNet Pakistan executive director Ume Laila Azhar said on Friday that the incidence of violence against domestic workers had increased over the years. She was speaking at a consultation organised by HomeNet Pakistan to review a policy draft formulated by the Labour and the Human Resource Department for domestic workers. Azhar said reasons for […]

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Hidden workers

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IN the morning hours when you leave for office you find women, young and middle-aged, sitting in groups at the edges of the streets of several localities in Karachi — North Nazimabad, Gulshan, Garden, PECHS, Clifton — some chatting, a few ruminating, a couple doing needlework. These are domestic workers waiting for bajis, their employers, […]

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