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Equal Pay

In accordance with the section 15 of the West Pakistan Minimum Wage Rules, 1962, the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value between men and women workers will be applied while fixing wages. Since there is no specific law in the country to deal  with the equal remuneration, the Federal Government is working on a draft of a model Provincial law on anti-discrimination which can be adopted by the Provincial Legislative assemblies. 

Non-Discrimination

In accordance with the article 27 of the Constitution, "No citizen otherwise qualified for appointment in the service of Pakistan shall be discriminated against in respect of any such appointment on the ground only of race, religion, caste, sex, residence or place of birth". This article is only about the public sector jobs. We can't locate similar provision for non-discrimination in private sector employment.  Since there is no specific law in the country to deal  with the equal remuneration and nondiscrimination in all employment related matters, the Federal Government is working on a draft of a model Provincial law on anti-discrimination which can be adopted by the Provincial Legislative assemblies. 

Equal Choice of Profession

Women can't work in the same industries as men (Factories Act, 1934). Moreover, section 27 of Constitution of Pakistan 2010 also provides for gender based occupational segregation by saying that " specified posts or services may be reserved for members of either sex if such posts or services entail the performance of duties and functions which cannot be adequately performed by members of the other sex".

Quite contrary to above provisions, article 18 of the Constitution gives every citizen the right to enter upon any lawful profession or occupation, and to conduct any lawful trade or business subject to qualification and licensing requirements.  

Regulations on Fair Treatment

  • The Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 (amended in 2012)
  • West Pakistan Minimum Wage Rules, 1962
  • Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010
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