As of April 15, the Covid-19 pandemic has infected almost 2,000,984 people in 185 countries, resulting in more than 128,000 deaths. Pakistan had its first two confirmed cases on February 26. By April 15, the number of confirmed cases had crossed 6,000 and 107 deaths had been reported.
Gone are the days when people used to work in an enterprise for decades and leave only on superannuation. With the advancement in technology, various kinds of digital labour platforms have sprouted in recent years.
Most of us have passed by a construction site and have found workers toiling without any protective equipment, like gloves, helmets, or work boots. The scene turns rather gruesome if you visit a demolition site. Workers can be seen razing those high walls with mere mallets.
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+.
The article was published on 03 February 2019 by the News on Sunday. In this newspaper article, I analyse the recently released #LabourForceSurvey2017-18 in #Pakistan. There are many insights to share…
The article recommends protection of the right to freedom of association, right to social protection, extension of the scope of labour legislation to the uncovered sectors, enactment of framework legislation…
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.