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  1. Baluchistan cabinet approves ban on bonded labour

    10 September 2020


  1. Disbursement of additional employment benefits begins for Ali Enterprise factory fire beneficiaries

    22 May 2018

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    Victims of 2012 Ali Enterprises factory fire receive additional compensation

    20 May 2018

    Victims of the September 2012 Ali Enterprises factory fire and their families start receiving payments from an additional compensation fund following negotiations enabled by the ILO.


  1. ILO Decent Work Team Senior Employers Specialist visits Pakistan

    22 May 2017

    Mr Ravi Peiris, Senior Specialist, Employers Activities, from the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT), New Delhi Office, recently visited Pakistan and had detailed deliberations with the ILO Pakistan team and with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to take stock of their needs for technical assistance from the Bureau for Employers' Activities of the ILO (ACT/EMP) and from the Employers Specialist in the DWT Team.


  1. Consultation session on the gender pay gap in the textile and garment sector in Pakistan

    22 November 2016

    A consultative session on Gender Pay Gap in Garment Sector attracted a diverse and articulate group of around 60 stakeholders. The event featured presentations on the quantitative and qualitative analysis and live Q&A. An expert panel commented on the drivers of pay discrimination and small facilitated groups focussed on how to address the various limitations of women’s pay and opportunities.

  2. ILO’s Press Statement on the tragic incident of fire at the shipbreaking facility in Gadani, Pakistan

    04 November 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Pakistan has expressed its deep condolences to the families of the victims of the recent fire at the ship-breaking facility in Gadani.

  3. Provincial labour inspectorates ready to rollout labour inspection drive

    05 August 2016

    Twenty four provincial senior labour inspectors resolved to rollout afresh labour inspection drive with a modern approach at Pakistani work places.

  4. Message from Ms Ingrid Christensen, Country Director of the ILO on occasion of 2016 Labour Day

    03 May 2016

    Labour Day on 1st May is celebrated to galvanize global commitment to support the rights of workers. The ILO Islamabad supported the Department of Labour Sindh in organizing a unique tripartite event where the senior political leadership of the Province expressed a commitment to enhance efforts for providing better working conditions through improved labour legislation.

  5. Message from Ms Ingrid Christensen, Country Director of the ILO on occasion of 2016 International Occupational Safety and Health(OSH) Day

    03 May 2016

    28th April is commemorated as World OSH Day every year. Since last 11 years, the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan celebrates this day by organizing ‘OSH Awards’ with tripartite stakeholders to encourage corporate sector to compete in adopting good OSH practices. In 2016, more than 30 companies won OSH Awards in different categories. The event is supported by ILO through ‘Strengthening Labour Inspection System in Pakistan’ project.

  6. New ILO Country Director for Pakistan arrives

    04 April 2016

    The ILO Country Office in Islamabad welcomes Ms Ingrid Christensen as the new Country Director.