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Bill bars domestic workers below 16 years of age in Islamabad

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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.

Rs20,000 minimum wage based on 14% hike in inflation: official

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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.

Sysiphus Wept: Labouring away to Oblivion

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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.

I lost three sons, says father of Shangla slain miners

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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.

Family accuses police of partiality in disabled woman’s rape case

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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.

Mine collapses killed 45 Baluchistan miners in last three months

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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.

SHC shocked at exploitation of unskilled workers, says minimum pay policy...

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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 urges women to avail govt loan schemes

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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.

حکومت سرکاری ملازمین کو پچیس فیصد ایڈ ہاک اضافہ دینے پر...

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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

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Torkham to Kabul: In conversation with senior journalist Farzana Ali

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