Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Pakistan. Some are available in Urdu and this is indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.


  1. Handing over of ILO’s Project of Support to the Government of Punjab

    08 April 2010

    In a handing over ceremony at the completion of ILO’s project of support to the Government of Punjab on Elimination of Bonded Labour from Brick Kilns (EBLIK) in Punjab, the Minister for Labour, Mr Ashraf Khan Sohna ensured full commitment and support of the Government of Punjab to address the issue of bonded labour in brick kilns in the province.

  2. CIDA-ILO launched Canadian $8 million project to Promote Gender Equality for Decent Employment

    03 March 2010

    The Government of Pakistan is committed to reduce gender inequality and to promote employment opportunities for women in Pakistan, stated by the Federal Secretary Labour and Manpower, Mr Tariq Iqbal Puri.

  3. ILO’s technical assistance to the Ministry of Youth Affairs to support the “National Internship Programme to Enhance Employability”

    02 February 2010

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs (MOYA) and ILO have agreed to conduct an assessment of the Ministry’s “National Internship Programme to Enhance Employability”. This programme currently offers internships to 30,000 young people.

  4. ILO Country Director distributes certificates among women trainees in the garment industry, Faisalabad

    18 January 2010

    Mr Donglin Li, Country Director of the ILO distributed certificates among successful trainees of skill training programme for women in garment industry in an event organized by the Ministry of Textile Industries in collaboration with the ILO in Faisalabad on 18 January 2010.


  1. Pakistani elected as Vice President of ILO annual conference

    29 May 2008

    Mr Ashraf W. Taban, President of the Employer’s Federation of Pakistan, has been elected as a Vice President of the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), the annual meeting of the International Labour Organization, the UN agency that deals with work and workplace issues.


  1. ILO helps Pakistan earthquake survivors find work and income

    08 November 2005

    The ILO is working hand-in-hand with local authorities to help people in some of the worst-affected areas after the Pakistan earthquake to rebuild their lives helping them finding work and income.