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. The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the ILO launches the first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Lahore

    06 May 2015

    The ILO in Pakistan, through its EU funded South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project, has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development to establish the first Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Pakistan. The MRC will be based in the Protectorate of Emigrates offices in Lahore, a space that is visited by hundreds of Pakistani migrant workers on a daily basis. The MRC will provide a range of services including information on safe migration and foreign employment options, as well as other support services that will facilitate their migration process.

  2. Government initiates dialogue on the ratification of convention 155- Occupational safety and health and the working environment

    06 May 2015

    In Pakistan, Safe Day celebrations on 28th April 2015 were characterised by a series of events across the country including the 10th OSH awards organised by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in collaboration with the Pakistan Workers Federation (PWF), the Provincial and Federal Labour departments and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The event brought together over 170 participants and during the event, the Federal Government announced its intention to initiate social dialogue on the ratification of Convention 155 concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment.

  3. Stora Enso and ILO sign unique partnership to promote decent work and combat child labour

    22 April 2015

  4. Provincial assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unanimously passes Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 2015

    13 April 2015

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 2015 was passed unanimously by the provincial assembly on 6th of April 2015. This new Act has 28 articles which provide for the prohibition of the slavery and debt bondage and regulates matters leading to debt bondage of workers. Once assented to by the Governor KP, the Act will be applicable throughout the province of KP.