Public information

Welcome to the public information section covering the ILO’s activities in Pakistan. This page serves as a gateway to a wide range of background material. For more information please contact the ILO Country Office for Pakistan at Tel: +92 51 2276456-8, Fax: +92 51 2279181 or email.

Press Releases

  1. Training on International Labour Standards Reporting

    22 January 2015

    A Three days training on Reporting on International Labour Standards is being attended by more than 37 officials from Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development, Provincial Departments of Labour and the representatives from Employers Federation of Pakistan and Pakistan Workers Federation are participating in the training. The training is organised, from 21-23 January in Lahore, under the auspices of the ILO project of support to the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development on Strengthening ILS compliance and reporting in Pakistan.

  2. First Agriculture and Fishing Workers’ Trade Union in Pakistan registered in Karachi

    21 January 2015

    The first ever trade union for Agriculture and Fishing Workers’ in Pakistan has been registered in Karachi. The Sindh Agriculture and Fishing Workers Union (SAFWU) was registered with the office of the Registrar Trade Unions, Karachi under the provisions of Sindh Industrial Relations Act, 2013.

  3. First Domestic Workers’ Trade Union registered in Pakistan

    16 January 2015

    Enhancing rights at work. The first ever trade union for domestic workers in Pakistan has been registered in Lahore by the Department of Labour Punjab, under the Industrial Relations Act 2010. This marks an important step in recognising and expanding legal coverage to vulnerable workers in the informal economy.

  4. Buyers Forum Established

    16 December 2014

    The two days buyers meeting organised by the joint collaboration of the Government of Netherlands, International Finance Corporation and the International Labour Organisation to Promote Decent Work for the Sustainability of Textile and Garment Sector in Pakistan concluded with the establishment of a Buyers Forum for Pakistan. With an initial membership of 17 brands, this forum is expected to be extended to other major international brands. This initiative will support enhancing access to global markets and increased market share. Furthermore it aimed at promoting advocacy on the nexus between trade and employment and in particular compliance to ILS leading to the realisation of the full benefits of GSP Plus status