Family Responsibilities

Paternity Leave

There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid paternity leave for the private sector workers.

Paternity Leave is provided under Revised Leave Rules, 1981 in the Punjab province. New fathers are granted maximum 7 days of paternity leave on or immediately before the birth of a child. This leave is admissible only two times during the entire service. 

In line with the National Commission on the Status of Women Employees (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2018, male employees in regular service are entitled to 10 days of fully paid paternity leave outside his leave account from the date of spouse's confinement. 

Similarly, Sindh Police has also issued notification of 10 days paternity leave outsise leave account for all officers and officials immediately on or after birth of a child. 

Parental Leave

There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.

Flexible Work Option for Parents / Work-Life Balance

No provisions could be located in the law supporting work-life balance for parents or workers with family responsibilities.

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