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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CPEC and workers’ rights

While CPEC will definitely create employment opportunities for millions of workers, it is the State’s responsibility to make this work ‘decent’ and free of all kinds of exploitation. Foresight is…

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Gender equality and economic violence

Violence against women is endemic — it is found in the form of physical, psychological and sexual violence. Pakistan now has laws on these forms of violence in the shape of Pakistan Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act, The Women in Distress and Detention Fund Act and, most recently, the Punjab Government’s Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2016.

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