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EU grant of €22 million to benefit 300,000 returning families of FATA

EU grant of €22 million to benefit 300,000 returning families of FATA

EU grants 22 Million Euro to support local development initiatives in FATA and another 49 Million Euro for Vocational Training in Pakistan The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled “Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. The overall objective of the project is to facilitate ... Read More »

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Promoting Safe Migration from Pakistan: Pakistan’s Second Migrant Resource Centre Inaugurated in Lahore LAHORE – A new Migrant Resource Center has been launched in Lahore to offer a range of support services to (potential) migrants, migrant workers, and their families including information, counselling referral and pre-departure orientation. Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Center (MRC) in Lahore will provide similar counselling services as the Islamabad MRC ... Read More »

New Strategy discussed to Eliminate Child & Bonded Labour in Pakistan

New Strategy discussed to Eliminate Child & Bonded Labour in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Over thirty high-level representatives of the Federal and Provincial Governments, Employers and Workers  gathered  in Islamabad to discuss and draw consensus on the goals, components and implementation structure of the draft ”National Strategy on the Elimination of Child and Bonded Labour in Pakistan”. The national strategy was developed by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with technical assistance of ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

Pakistan’s first Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

Migrant Resource Center launched to promote safe migration from Pakistan and offer services to migrant workers and their families ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first ever Migrant Resource Center (MRC) has been inaugurated in Islamabad. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to safeguard their labour and ... Read More »

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to to improve labour conditions in textile and garment supply chains through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes LAHORE – Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to collectively work towards improving working conditions in the factories that they work with and influence their supply chains. The new changes should be implemented through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes ... Read More »

Online complaint system for migrant workers and overseas Pakistanis

Online complaint system announced for migrant workers and overseas Pakistanis

A new online complaint system comes to the rescue of migrant workers and overseas Pakistanis ISLAMABAD – A new complaint system has been announced that will facilitate migrant workers and overseas Pakistanis to make the complaints and grievances redressal system more effective. Even though a significant share of migrant workers are victims of abuse, exploitation and unfair treatment from employers, ... Read More »

Program supports Pakistan’s future entrepreneurs

Program supports Pakistan's future entrepreneurs

Program funded by UN, ILO, FAO and Pakistan Government help generate self-employment opportunities leading to creation of viable micro-enterprises  DADU (Pakistan) – ‘’I’m going to re-establish my own beauty parlor that is going to be able to provide services that would normally be available in only high end and commercial parlors’’ tells excited Seema, a recipient of beauty and personal care toolkit. In ... Read More »

Pakistani delegation study labour migration governance in SL

Pakistani delegates with the Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Employment and his team

ISLAMABAD – Three government officials from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the Punjab Department of Labour and Human Resource visited Sri Lanka on 21-23 December 2015 to study their labour migration management system. The Pakistani delegation was hosted by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), the regulatory authority of foreign employment which falls under the ... Read More »

Majority of Punjab’s brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Majority of Punjab's brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Around 18,622 out of 23,000 children working in brick kilns in Punjab have been enrolled in schools LAHORE – “Out of 23,000 working children in brick kilns in Pakistan, 18,622 have been successfully enrolled in schools for education” said Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Labour and Manpower Punjab while addressing a high profile launch of Labour Inspection project. The Government of Punjab has completed a ... Read More »

Government reaffirms to eradicate child labour from Balochistan

Quetta (Pakistan) – Pakistan government has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan province at a meeting in Quetta. Over fifty high-level representatives from Government employers, workers organizations’ as well as civil society members deliberated on the Government of Baluchistan’s planned interventions to eradicate child and bonded labour from the Province at a one day Provincial Stakeholders’ ... Read More »

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