Punjab Domestic Workers Bill 2018
12th December 2018 | Government Bill
- Bill sent to Committee Special Committee No.1 in Session 5- Sitting 12th December 2018
- Introduced in Session 5- Sitting 12th December 2018
The Bill has 39 Articles and is making headlines in December 2018 –
Article 3 addresses Children’s Rights to Protection against Child Domestic Labor
- Prohibition on employment.–No child under the age of 15 years shall be allowed to work in household in any capacity.
However, Age Variations continue to remain problematic for Pakistani children:
Article 25 A or Right to Education is for children aged 5-16 years
Child Marriage Restraint Act Sindh 2017 has pushed the age of marriage for girls and boys up to 18 years
The Age of Majority/Adulthood is 18 years
So why is the Punjab Domestic Workers Bill 2018 going short under article 3 or Prohibition on Employment under 15 years of age?
The Domestic Workers Bill will be Tabled in the National Assembly soon-Shireen Mazari