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Pakistan


Basic labour law information

Pakistan - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Factories Act, 1934 (XXV of 1934).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2017 (Act No.XX of 2017).
     Hindu Marriage Act, 2017 (Act No.VII of 2017).
     Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (Act No. V of 1908).
     Companies Act, 2017 (Act No.XIX of 2017).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Code of Criminal Procedure (V of 1898).
     Pakistan Penal Code (XLV of 1860).

01.05) Human rights
     National Commission of Human Rights Act, 2012 (Act No. XVI of 2012).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Industrial Relations Act, 2012 (Act No. X of 2012).
     Pakistan Essential Services (Maintenance) Act, 1952 (No. LII of 1952).
     Arbitration Act, 1940 (X of 1940).
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2017 (Act No.XX of 2017).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1992 (Act No. III of 1992).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Children (Pledging of Labour) Act, 1933 (No. 2 of 1933).
     Employment of Children Act, 1991 (Act No. V of 1991).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     National Commission on the Status of Women Act, 2012 (Act No. VIII of 2012).
     The Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010 (Act No. IV of 2010).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Control of Employment Ordinance, 1965 (No. 32 of 1965).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission Act, 2011 (Act No. XV of 2011).

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     The Sacked Employees (Re-instatement) Act, 2010 (Act No. XXII of 2010).

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operative Societies Act, 1925 (Sindh Act No. VII of 1925).

12) Conditions of employment
     Companies Profits (Workers Participation) Act, 1968 (Act No. XII of 1968).
     Employment (Record of Services) Act, 1951 (No. XIX of 1952).

12.02) Wages
     Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (No. IV of 1936).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Fatal Accidents Act, 1855 (No. 13 of 1855).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Employment of Children Act, 1991 (Act No. V of 1991).
     Pakistan Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Ordinance (No. IV of 1984).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Employees' Social Insurance Ordinance, 1962 (Act No. XXII of 1962).
     Workers' Welfare Fund Ordinance 1971 (XXXVI of 1971).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Act, 1969 (Act No. II of 1969).
     Employees' Old-Age Benefits Act, 1976, (No. XIV of 1976).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen's Compensation Act (No. 8 of 1923).
     Employer's Liability Act, 1938 (No. 24 of 1938).

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Workers' Welfare Fund Ordinance 1971 (XXXVI of 1971).

16) Maternity protection
     West Pakistan Maternity Benefit Ordinance, 1958 (XXXII of 1958).

17) Migrant workers
     The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 (Act XVI of 1939).
     The Foreigners Act, 1946 (Act XXXI of 1946).

18) Seafarers
     Merchant Shipping Act, 1923 (No. 21 of 1923).

19) Fishers
     Exclusive Fishery Zone (Regulation of Fishing) Act, 1975.

20) Dock workers
     Dock Labourers Act, 1934 (Act No. XIX of 1934).

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mines Act, 1923 (No. IV of 1923).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Civil Servants Act, 1973 (No. LXXI of 1973).
     Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance Act, 1969 (Act No. II of 1969).

Balochistan - Basic laws in NATLEX

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Balochistan Industrial Relations Act, 2010 (Act No. XIV of 2010).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     The Balochistan Protection Against Harassment of Women at Work Place Act (Act No I of 2016).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Balochistan Provincial Employees Group Insurance Act, 2009 (Act No. X of 2009).

22.06) Hotel, restaurant and shop workers
     Balochistan Hotels and Restaurants Act 2014 (Act No. XVII of 2014).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Balochistan Civil Servants Act, 1974 (Act No. IX of 1974).

Islamabad Capital Territory - Basic laws in NATLEX

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012 (No. XXIV of 2012).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2012 (No. XXIV of 2012).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.05) Human rights
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Promotion, Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights Act, 2014 (Act No. III of 2014).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Industrial Relations Act, 2010.

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 2015 (Act No. XIV of 2015).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Factories Act, 2013 [Act No. XVI of 2013].
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Employment of Children Act, 2015 (Act No. XIX of 2015).
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Act, 2010 (Act No. XIII of 2010).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Employment of Children Act, 2015 (Act No. XIX of 2015).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVIII of 2016).

07.02) Labour statistics
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Industrial Statistics Act, 2013 [No. XIV of 2013].

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Act, 2015 (Act No. XII of 2015).

12) Conditions of employment
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Industrial and Commercial (Standing Orders) Act, 2013 [No. XI of 2013].

12.02) Wages
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Payment of Wages Act, 2013 [No. IX of 2013].
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minimum Wages Act, 2013 [No. XII of 2013].

13) Conditions of work
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shops and Establishment Act, 2015 (Act No. XX of 2015).
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Industrial and Commercial (Standing Orders) Act, 2013 [No. XI of 2013].

14) Occupational safety and health
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Factories Act, 2013 [Act No. XVI of 2013].

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pension Fund Act, 1999 (Act No. I of 1999).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Workers' Compensation Act, 2013 [No. XIX of 2013].

16) Maternity protection
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Maternity Benefits Act, 2013 [No. XVIII of 2013].

22.06) Hotel, restaurant and shop workers
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shops and Establishment Act, 2015 (Act No. XX of 2015).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants Act, 1973 (Act No. XVIII of 1973).
     Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1978 (No. XI of 1978).

Punjab - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.05) Human rights
     The Punjab Office of the Ombudsman Act, 1997 (Pb. Act X of 1997).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Punjab Industrial Relations Act, 2010 (No. XIX of 2010).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1992 (Act No. III of 1992).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Workers' Children (Education) Ordinance, 1972 (No. 11 of 1972).
     Punjab Destitute and Neglected Children Act, 2004 [No. XVIII of 2004].
     Employment of Children Act, 1991 (Act No. V of 1991).
     Punjab Restriction on Employment of Children Act 2016 (L of 2016).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Punjab Prohibition of Child Labour at Brick Kilns Act 2016 (XXXVII of 2016).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Punjab Women Protection Authority Act 2017 (X of 2017).
     Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010 (Act IV of 2010).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Disabled Persons (Employment and Rehabilitation) Ordinance, 1981 (No. 15 of 1981).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Act 2010 (Act X of 2010).

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     The Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act 2006 (Act XII of 2006).

12) Conditions of employment
     Factories Act, 1934 (XXV of 1934).

12.02) Wages
     Punjab Minimum Wages for Unskilled Workers Ordinance, 1969 (XX of 1969).
     Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (No. IV of 1936).

13) Conditions of work
     Factories Act, 1934 (XXV of 1934).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Factories Act, 1934 (XXV of 1934).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 (VIII of 1923).

22.06) Hotel, restaurant and shop workers
     Punjab Shops and Establishments Ordinance, 1969 (VIII of 1969).

22.07) Transport and communication workers
     Road Transport Workers Ordinance, 1961 (No. XXVIII of 1961).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     The Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 (Pb Act VIII of 1974).
     The Punjab Government Employees' Welfare Fund Ordinance, 1969 (W.P. Ordinance I of 1969).

Sindh - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.05) Human rights
     Sindh Protection of Human Rights Act, 2011 (Act No.XIII of 2011).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Industrial Relations (Revival and Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. XV of 2010).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     The Sindh Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.XX of 2016).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Sindh Child Protection Authority Act, 2011 (Act No.XIV of 2011).
     The Sindh Prohibition of Employment of Children Act, 2017 (Sindh Act No.III of 2017).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     The Sindh Prohibition of Employment of Children Act, 2017 (Sindh Act No.III of 2017).

08.01) Disabled workers
     Sindh Differently Able persons (Employment, Rehabilitation and Welfare) Act, 2014 (Sindh Act No.XVI of 2015).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Act, 2009 (Act No. VIII of 2010).

12) Conditions of employment
     Sindh Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.XII of 2016).
     Sindh Terms of Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.XI of 2016).
     Sindh Factories Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No. XIII of 2016).

12.02) Wages
     The Sindh Payment of Wages Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.VI of 2017).
     Sindh Minimum Wages Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.VIII of 2016).

13) Conditions of work
     Sindh Factories Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No. XIII of 2016).
     Sindh Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.XII of 2016).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Sindh Employees Social Security Act, 2016 (Sindh Act No.VI of 2016).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Sindh Employees Old-Age Benefits Act, 2014 (Sindh Act No.X of 2015).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Sindh Workers Compensation Act, 2016 (Act No.VII of 2016),

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Sindh Workers Welfare Fund Act, 2014 (Sindh Act No.XXXIII of 2015).

22.06) Hotel, restaurant and shop workers
     Sindh Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No.XII of 2016).
     Sindh Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 2015 (Sindh Act No. XVII of 2016).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Sindh Civil Servants Act, 1973 (No. XIV of 1973).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Friday - 22nd November 2019