Labour market governance and working conditions in Pakistan

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Pakistan ratified ILO’s Labour Inspection Convention No. 81 in 1953. The system of labour inspection in industrial and commercial workplaces need to apply to all workplaces in respect of which legal provisions relating to conditions of work and the protection of workers while engaged in their work are enforceable by labour inspectors.

The Government of Pakistan has a Labour Inspection Policy and a well established labour Inspection System in the country. The labour inspection policy has forward-looking components, as it includes concepts like enhancement of inspection services to hitherto uncovered sectors and activities, outsourcing some of the technical aspects of inspection, labour extension services, prioritizing the inspection by assigning risk factors to various industries, self inspection and reporting. However, measures are required to strengthen the labour inspection system within the country.

Key resources

  1. Asian Decent Work Decade resource kit: labour market governance

    16 September 2011

    This booklet is one of six parts to the kit, serving as a gateway into ILO expertise and knowledge on the regional priority area of labour market governance.