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Celebrations of Historical Accomplishment of Sindh Home Based Workers Act, 2018, Karachi


Celebrations of Historical Accomplishment of Sindh Home Based Workers Act, 2018
Aurat Foundation & HomeNet Pakistan in collaboration with Labour& Human Resource Department of Government of Sindh held an event to celebrate the passage of law for home based workers and to applaud Members of Provincial Assembly of Sindh at hotel Move ‘n’ Pick Karachi. This program was attended by a large number of people including workers, trade unionists, employers, government officials, & MPAS from different political parties.

Syed Nasir Husain Shah Minister LHRD applauded and appreciated efforts of Aurat Foundation and HomeNet Pakistan for holding a distinguished and generous celebration for members of Provincial Assembly Sindh, field workers and civil society. He thanked the MPAs for joining hands and specially opposition members for no-resistance to the said Act on the day of presenting at Assembly.  He said that this law will enable thousands of unregistered HBWs in province, to get status of worker and recognition of their work, as well as making them eligible for facilities and privileges as a worker. He hoped and assured that the strategy to implement this law will be chalked out timely by the department.

Ms. Ume Laila, Executive Director of HomeNet shared the history of the struggle for the rights of home based workers and appreciated Sindh Government for enacting the law for Home based workers.

Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director ,Aurat Foundation thanked the Minister, Secretary LHRD, MPAs, workers, HBWs, activists for their long time efforts and struggle in the process of legislation and said it was not only the celebrations but also a farewell for the MPAs, as we want to recognize their efforts at the end of this government.

In recognition of honour and contribution, shields were presented to Members of provincial Assembly, Minister and Secretary of Labour and Human Resource Department, WDD officials, field workers and activists.  

Following MPAs from different political parties were presented shields of Honour: Rana Ansar, Nusrat Seher Abbasi, Irum Azeem Farooqi, KulsoomChandio, SorathThebo, Saira Shahlani MPA, WaqarHussain Shah, ShafiJamot, Ameer Hyder Sheerazi, Ghazala Siyal, KhairunNisa Mughal. Representatives of PILER, PFFF, WDFP, Legal Aid Society, P.H.C, PSWS, SEARCH, SPARC, NOW Communities, HunarGhar,CDF, UNICEF and UNWOMEN also participated in the event.