Protecting those Invisible Workers

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While the battle for workers’ rights continues, even though it is late, the new law passed for the Islamabad territory is a step in the right direction.
May 20th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Minors below the age of 16 years have been barred from being employed as domestic helpers and household servants in the federal capital, according to Islamabad Capital Territory Domestic Worker Bill 2021 passed by the National Assembly on May 18.
May 6th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Punjab government has announced raising minimum monthly wage to 20,000 but labour rights activists point out that lack of implementation mechanism has left out millions of workers being paid the bare minimum under the law.
May 1st, 2021; By Asra Haque, Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE, CHUNGI AMAR SADHU; On International Workers Day, Voicepk.net brings you the stories of four women of the slums of the second largest city of Pakistan, Lahore.
April 15th, 2021; By Umar Bacha; SHANGLA; Voicepk.net narrates the tragedy of Wazeer Rehman, whose three sons were among the 16 Shangla missing coalminers.
April 6th, 2021; By Zeenat Shehzadi; FAISALABAD; A woman with speech and hearing disability has been allegedly gang-raped in Bhowana tehsil while the suspects have obtained pre-arrest bail in the case.
March 21st, 2021; By Asim Ahmed Khan; QUETTA; The contract system is the primary evil plaguing the mining sector of our country. Government bodies that are supposed to protect us do not take any interest in the mines. The Mines Secretariat is a completely defunct body, says Abdul Sattar, the Central Chairman Pakistan Mines Labor Federation.
March 16th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Sindh High Court has expressed its shock over the massive exploitation of unskilled workers, observing that the minimum wage policy has not helped raise their income
President Dr Arif Alvi has urged women in the country to take advantage of various loan schemes initiated by the federal government for their economic empowerment, regretting that only five percent of the funds available to female entrepreneurs have been availed due to lack of awareness.
تحریر: احمد سعید; گزشتہ روز کی ہنگامہ خیزی اور پر تشدد واقعات کے بعد بلاآخر حکومت نے سرکاری ملازمین کے مطالبات مانتے ہوے تنخواہوں میں پچیس فیصد "ایڈ ہاک" اضافے کی منظوری دے دی ہے