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Civil society demands effective implementation of labour laws

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LAHORE: Various civil society organizations has demanded that Punjab government ensure the implementation of labour laws in order to address during a provincial dialogue on “Labour Issues, Bounded Labour and Role of Labour Courts in Justice Provision” arranged by Citizen’s Commission for Human Development (CCHD) in collaboration with DAI under EDACE Project. While participants of […]

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Helping labour

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It may seem counter-intuitive but if we wish to spur economic growth in Pakistan both government and citizens would have to step in to help labour. This is the surprising conclusion of a study of the local economy carried out by students from the Lahore Univer­sity of Management Sciences under my supervision. Initial discussions with […]

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The plight of women HBWs

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held a consultative workshop in Karachi to highlight the problems faced by home based workers (HBW) and the solutions society and the government together could provide to solve these issues. Unfortunately, national or international labour laws do not protect the HBWs, depriving them of a decent work environment. […]

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Pakistani law and the role of media in curbing child labour

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LAHORE: Millions of children are robbed of their childhood and are made to work, sometimes very dangerous jobs, in our country. The number of child labourers in Pakistan is estimated to be around 10 million, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) statistics, which is an alarming figure and what is more alarming is that […]

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Agriculture, fishery workers to get labour laws benefits

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KARACHI: Sindh govt has decided to extend all relevant benefits of labour laws to the workers associated with agriculture sector and fisheries respectively. Workers associated with the two sectors are soon to be recognised as formal workers, through a policy document that would also be made part of the provincial legislation. He said a draft […]

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