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  1. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Punjab Information of Temporary Residents Act 2015 (VIII of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-10 | PAK-2015-L-102085

    Whereas it is expedient to obtain information about tenants and other temporary residents; to develop a database of such persons; to effectively combat terrorism and other crimes; to use such information for investigation and prosecution of certain offences; and, to provide for ancillary matters.

  2. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission Act 2014 (XX of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-10 | PAK-2014-L-99330

    The Act establishes the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission to receive and redress the grievances of overseas Pakistanis relating to Government Agencies. It provides for the referral of complaints and suggestions of overseas Pakistanis to the concerned offices.

    Repeals the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission Ordinance 2014 (X of 2014).

  3. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Export of Foreign Currency Notes by Travellers.

    Adoption: 1985-10-08 | PAK-1985-R-37920

    By this notification Pakistani nationals working abroad, on temporary visit in Pakistan, may, within one year, re-export the unspent balance of their imported foreign currency, up to a maximum of US$ 2 000 (or the equivalent in other currencies). The same limits apply to foreigners leaving Pakistan.

  4. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Exit from Pakistan Control Ordinance, No. 46 of 1981.

    Adoption: 1981-12-31 | PAK-1981-R-37917

    Authorizes the Government to prohibit, by order, any person or group of persons to leave Pakistan irrespective of the fact the the prospective traveller(s) has (have) proper travel documents. The Government may, on grounds of public interest, omit to specify the reasons for such an order. A review of an individual order to prohibit any person or group of persons to leave Pakistan is possible before the Government, but a decision after a review is final.

  5. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Emigration Rules 1979.

    Adoption: 1979-05-26 | PAK-1979-R-37916

    These Rules regulate the conditions for emigration and recruitement of Pakistanis for work abroad. With some exceptions, all recruitment is subjected to a licensing requirement. The Rules detail the conditions for obtaining such a license. The emigration and recruitement procedure includes a review of all demands for labour by a "Protector of Emigrants" who may grant or refuse such demands. He is also in charge of the selection process, during which it must be established that the recruited workers have the required qualifications and that they fully understand the terms and conditions of service. The recruitment agent organizes the travel abroad of the recruited persons, but the cost is to be borne by the employer. The employer is also to bear the return travel expenses of the recruited worker upon expiration of his contract, unless the contract provides differently. Return travel expenses are however the responsibility of the recruitment agent if the recruited worker is not hired by the employer abroad because the worker is found unfit. The Government is entitled to fix minimum wage levels as well as other terms and conditions in contracts for employment abroad. The minimum age for employment of women as domestic workers is forty-five years. Exceptionally the minimum age limit may be lowered to forty years. Subject to a written decision to the contrary, the emigration of unaccompanied persons under eighteen is prohibited. The Welfare Fund, established by these Rules, is dedicated to the social and economic welfare of emigrants and their families. The Fund can be used for, inter alia, the establishment of vocational training institutions or other educational institutions, as well as the establishment and management of, or investment in commercial, industrial or service enterprises. The Rules institute a complaint procedure through the Labour Attaché abroad for emigrated workers in case of violations of the contract of employment by the employer. After having been selected, recruited workers must deposit a fixed fee which partially finances the Welfare Fund and partially represents the recruitment agent's fee.

  6. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Emigration Ordinance, No. 18 of 1979. - Ordinance on-line

    Adoption: 1979-03-23 | PAK-1979-R-37915

    With a repeal of the Emigration Act of 1922, this Ordinance establishes the modes and means to promote and regulate the emigration of citizens of Pakistan and to look after their interests and welfare. Provides specifically for the appointment of a "Protector of Emigrants" in Pakistan and a "Labour Attache" abroad for the purpose of safeguarding the interests of emigrants and promoting overseas employment. Pakistanis intending to work abroad must have a valid work permit from a foreign employer, an appropriate visa from a foreign government or must have been selected by a recruitment agent. The Federal Government may prohibit emigration if it is contrary to the public interest. Recruitment of persons to emigrate is subjected to a licensing requirement. Licenses are granted or cancelled at the discretion of the Government. Offences against the Ordinance are criminally sanctioned.

  7. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emigration Ordinance 1976. No. 2.

    Adoption: 1976-01-14 | PAK-1976-R-13716

    An Ordinance to repeal and, with certain modifications, re-enact the Emigration Act 1922 [Chs. III and IV: Emigration of unskilled and skilled workers.

  8. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    The Foreign Private Investment (Promotion and Protection) Act, No. 42 of 1976

    Adoption: 1976 | PAK-1976-L-37921

    Subject to the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, No. 7 of 1947, a foreign investor is entitled to repatriate his original investment as well as the profits earned. Subject to existing rules, regulations and orders, foreign employees are entitled to repatriate their earnings.

  9. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Passport Act, No. 20 of 1974

    Adoption: 1974-03-11 | PAK-1974-L-37918

    Imposes the obligation on all travelling Pakistani citizens above twelve years of age to have a valid passport.

  10. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Passport Rules, 1974

    Adoption: 1974 | PAK-1974-R-37919

  11. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Diplomatic and Consular Privileges Act, No. 9 of 1972

    Adoption: 1972 | PAK-1972-L-37899

    Implements the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1960.

  12. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Registration of Foreigners (Exemption) Order, 1966

    Adoption: 1966-12-26 | PAK-1966-R-37911

    This Order exempts, inter alia, Commonwealth citizens generally, and more specifically citizens of India and of Bangladesh holding certain types of visas, as well as transport workers from these two countries, from the requirement to comply with the registration requirements in the Registration of Foreigners Act of 1939 and the Registration of Foreigners Rules of 1966. Exempted are also diplomats and other foreigners holding certain similar functions as well as persons in transit through Pakistan. Citizens of Iran and Turkey, who intend to remain no longer than three months in Pakistan are also exempted.

  13. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Registration of Foreigners Rules

    Adoption: 1966-12-06 | PAK-1966-R-37910

    These Rules specify the procedure to follow and the forms to use in order to comply with the registration requirements. With the exception of tourists (i.e. foreigners not remaining more than 30 days in Pakistan or in any event not more than three months), foreigners shall, upon arrival in Pakistan, submit a Registration Report in exchange for which a temporary Certificate of Registration will be issued. Upon arrival at the final destination, and within thirty days, the temporary certificate shall be exchanged for a regular certificate, which is valid for as long as the foreigner remains in Pakistan. The certificate is always to be presented upon demand. Temporary absences from the place of registration exceeding seven days must be reported. Upon departure from Pakistan the Registration Certificate must be returned to the authorities in exchange for which a travel permit will be issued.

  14. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Enemy Foreigners Order

    Adoption: 1965-11-18 | PAK-1965-R-37907

    This Order regulates which specific conditions enemy foreigners may be subjected to. "Enemy foreigner" is defined to mean a national of a state at war with Pakistan or anyone who has possessed that nationality at any time, or who has lost it without acquiring any other nationality.

  15. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Foreigners (Parolees) Order

    Adoption: 1965-11-10 | PAK-1965-R-37908

    This Order specifies which specific restrictions that may be imposed on foreigners which are detained in "Parole Centres".

  16. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act to make better provision for controlling the entry of Indian Citizens into Pakistan, 1952

    Adoption: 1952-12-14 | PAK-1952-L-37904

    Subject to the rules of regulating the repatriation of Pakistani and Indian nationals, the Act imposes a visa requirement for Indian nationals seeking to enter Pakistan. Returning Pakistani citizens are required to hold travel documents of specified kinds and must comply with certain time limits. Passage between the two countries are to be done at specified checkpoints.

  17. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Foreigners Order, 1951

    Adoption: 1951-10-26 | PAK-1951-R-37906

    This Order specifies the discretionary authority of Pakistani officials to permit or refuse the entry or departure of foreigners as well as the conditions for residence in Pakistan. A residence permit is required for all stays in Pakistan except for holders of "A", "D" and "courtesy" visas, "transport workers holding B visas", and visitors remaining no longer than fifteen days in Pakistan. Foreigners may be prohibited to enter and visit certain places or certain areas in Pakistan. General restrictions on the movement of foreigners within Pakistan may also be imposed. A specific written permission is required for the employment of foreigners in certain undertakings, such as undertakings for the supply of light, petroleum, power or water. Compliance with the Order may be secured by arrests and detentions or, alternatively, by the placement of a security.

  18. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    The Foreigners Act, 1946 (Act XXXI of 1946). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1946-11-23 | PAK-1946-L-37905

    This Act authorizes the Federal Government, by order, to prohibit, limit or change the conditions for foreigners entering or residing in Pakistan at its absolute discretion. Masters of vessels, pilots on aircrafts and hotel-keepers are required to furnish any and all information required regarding their passengers or guests. Offences against theAct are criminally sanctioned.

  19. Pakistan - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 (Act XVI of 1939). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1939-04-08 | PAK-1939-L-37909

    By this Act the Government is authorized to regulate the registration requirements for foreigners entering to and departing from Pakistan, as well as for foreigners moving whithin Pakistan. The Government may also regulate which proofs of identity foreigners may be required to carry. Individual, as well as group exemptions may be granted, on condition that the National Assembly be informed thereof as soon as possible.

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