Domestic workers bill tabled in Senate

A lawmaker presented a landmark bill in the Senate on Monday – a small move in the upper house, but a big step for upholding human rights in the country.

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India-Pakistan at par in World Food Index ranking at 97

NEW YORK: According to a new ranking released by Oxfam, Pakistan ranked 97th in a list of 125 countries with regard to availability, quality and affordability of food and dietary health.

The listing means Pakistan is one of the countries with the most unhealthy and scarce food.

Oxfam is an international relief and development organization that looks for practical and . . . → Read More: India-Pakistan at par in World Food Index ranking at 97

Putting an end to child labor

Today is World Day Against Child Labour. Launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Day Against Child Labour is intended to highlight the plight of child workers and serve as a catalyst for change. It is an opportunity for companies to examine their processes and explore what they can do to ensure that . . . → Read More: Putting an end to child labor

Female workforce: One of every two women faces opposition from family

One out of every two working women reported facing pressure from within the family, according to a survey of textile industry workers conducted by the Social Policy Development Institute (SPDI).

Preliminary findings of the survey showed that a significant number of women employed in the textile sector lack support from their households and also perceive . . . → Read More: Female workforce: One of every two women faces opposition from family

Child labour in Pakistan: Chains of slavery

Muhammad Irshad was born a slave. The only change in Irshad’s life has been the owners he was shuffled between; a change of chains. He was hardly six when he started ploughing fields for a landlord in Jehlum district along with his father and other siblings. But he lost this company soon after turning 12 . . . → Read More: Child labour in Pakistan: Chains of slavery