Fathers to obtain one-month leave on birth of child

Fathers to obtain one-month leave on birth of child

ISLAMABAD – A bill sanctioned one-month paternity leave to fathers on the birth of the first three Childs has been approved by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

In accordance with the report of local media, this bill allows six-month maternity leave in favor of the mother on the birth of the first child while the period will be curtailed to four months on the birth of the second child. On the birth of a third child, the duration of leave will further be reduced to three months in favor of the mother and the time period will remain the same on the birth of the next children.

According to the bill, this facility will also be available for the public as well as private organizations. The law is applicable to the Federal Capital only.

Qurattul Ain Marri, a Legislator from Sanghar, had moved the bill, which took around 18 months to be drafted.

 

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