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Islamic Labour Code

Based on our understanding of the Quran and Sunnah, the Islamic Labour Code is the prototype legal instrument, ready for adoption or adaptation by governments in Muslim countries as well as progressive enterprises worldwide, willing to embed Islamic teachings in their organizational cultures.

Flagship Report

WageIndicator Foundation and the Centre for Labour Research have launched their pioneering work, assessing labour rights across 115 countries on 46 dimensions. It is the first de jure index comparing statutory provisions on 10 substantive elements of ‘decent work agenda’. It covers the life span of a standard worker and the whole palette of workplace rights.

Violation Maps 

Our Violation Maps showcase user submitted & publicly reported data on various workplaces rights violations across Pakistan. Issues like Occupational Accidents, Child Labour, Sexual Harassment, Working Conditions and Trade Union Rights are covered.

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Our Recent articles/Op-Eds, published in leading newspapers

Religion and Labour Rights

You can read the Islamic Labour Code here There are nearly two billion Muslims in the world, one-fourth of the total world population. In 57

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Measuring decent work

Composite indicators or performance indices are quite popular in current times for assessing the performance of various countries. The popularity owes itself to their simplicity

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CLR reports on the state of labour rights in the country

“While no proof exists, anecdotal evidence suggests that GSP+ has been an important incentive for all actors to further promote compliance with ILO standards.” This was a key statement in the EU’s 2016 assessment of implementation of core labour standards in Pakistan after grant of GSP+ status. Pakistan was granted GSP+ status by the European Union in December 2013, thus applicable from January 2014 onward. It has been five years, nearly half a decade, and it is imperative to assess the implementation of core labour standards in the country through empirical evidence instead of merely using qualitative opinions and anecdotal evidence.

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Pakistan's rank on Global Gender Gap Index 2020

Workplace issues - Latest coverage in media

A Baloch ‘blogger’

IF you are an unemployed journalist and no newspaper accepts your contribution and your own publication folds for want of resources, what do you do?....

In midst of pandemic: Improved economy to create jobs

PESHAWAR: Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has announced a relief package for the construction sector, besides improving the nationa....

SMEs await new policy announcement

KARACHI: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have urged the government to announce the long-awaited SME Policy amid the Covid-19 crisis as this is a crucial time for unveiling such policies....

Events and Industry/Public Engagements