Paternity Leave Rights in Pakistan

Is There a Provision For Paid Paternity Leave in Pakistan?

Paid Paternity Leave for a new father is not usually provided under the labour legislation for the private sector. However, the Government of Punjab has amended the Revised Leave Rules, 1981 on October 30th, 2012 and now a male civil servant can take paternity leave of a maximum of seven days outside his leave account immediately on or after the birth of a child. However, this paternity leave in full pay is only allowed two times during the entire service.

Purniya Awan

Author: Purniya Awan

The writer is a Gender Studies graduate from York University, has been nominated as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, is a former member of Youth Parliament Pakistan and is currently working as a Communications Specialist at the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women. She tweets @PurniyaA