GSP+ and labour rights

The article focuses on the state of labour rights as assessed through newly released Labour Force Survey 2018 (launched in January 2019). Under GSP+, Pakistan is required to protect and promote fundamental labour rights. The article gives an overview of the state of labour rights during the first five years of GSP+(2014-18) and recommends focus on implementation and collection of relevant data. The article is quite relevant since no article or study has been published so far to analyse the labour rights in the country after 5 years of GSP+. 

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2018 elections — labour and manifestos

While many would argue that political party manifestos are merely aspirational documents with a litany of vague promises and loft rhetoric, it is also a fact that political parties seek the mandate to run the country (or a province) based on the agenda and programs they plan to launch once voted into power.

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