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Trade unions, home-based workers reject IMF policies

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Trade unionists, home-based workers and blue-collar workers on Sunday registered their strong protest against inflation, and called for a repeal of anti-poor policies under the IMF deal

‘All South Asian countries share similar labour issues’

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By Beena Sarwar, Sheeba Aslam Fehmi & Priyanka Singh: “All our countries share a common history of struggle against global systems of exploitation - colonisation, racism. These power relations exist even today.”

50 Years of Statelessness: The Bengalis of Macchar Colony

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Half a century on - 50 years after West Pakistan lost its eastern counterpart - those who had taken the painstaking journey all the way to present-day Pakistan, travelling in a state of starvation and poverty, and hoping for better times to come – are living today in a country that has not even declared them its own. They live hopeless lives, scarred by frustration. Whatever little they earn is not enough to feed their families.

Dire reality hits sanitary workers hard in festive times

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Faisalabad’s sanitary workers have not been paid salaries for the last 2 months. With Christmas approaching many of the workers don’t have money to buy basic amnesties let alone celebrate.

Provinces need to expedite amendment of harassment laws: activists

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Though the National Assembly has passed an amendment bill to widen the scope of workplace harassment in the federal territory, similar legislation in provinces remain stalled due to the respective governments' apathy, say women's rights activists

Benz Factory Blast: A cover-up in broad daylight

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Workers who barely escaped with their lives are busy erecting a brick wall around the Lahore Benz Factory less than a day since the blast.

Is the Punjab Mazdoor Card really a game-changer for minimum wage...

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The PMC may in fact benefit smaller merchants & not minimum wage earners.

40% of educated women jobless: PIDE

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40% of women with graduate/undergraduate degrees are jobless: Research by PIDE

Employers challenge Rs 25000 minimum wage in SHC, PILER terms move...

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A group of employers have challenged Rs 25,000 minimum wage for unskilled workers in Sindh High Court

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PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.

The Professor who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan

Meet Obaidullah Wardak, a professor from Kabul University who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan in solidarity with female students.

Taliban ban women from universities in Afghanistan

A letter by the Ministry of Higher Education instructed universities to immediately suspend access to female students on 20 December 2022. 

Parliamentarians clash over MNA Hina Rabbani Khar representing Pakistan in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Female parliamentarians across the board rallied in support of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar after a disgruntled MNA criticized the government for sending a woman to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.