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Home-based women workers demand ratification of ILO Convention C-177

KARACHI – Hundreds of home-based women workers and civil society members on Monday demanded ratification of the ILO Home Workers Convention C-177. In the national convention of Home-Based Women Workers, they demanded introduction of laws as well as ratification of the international law so that they could have legal protection.
The convention was arranged by the Home-Based Women Workers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with the Labour Education Foundation, HomeNet-Pakistan

National Sports Convention on cards: POA chief

LAHORE – Pakistan Olympics Association president Lt Gen (retd) Arif Hasan believes that Pakistan’s progress in the field of sports depends on coordinated efforts by the ministries of sports, youth and education.
During a Meet the Press programme organised by Sports Journalists Association of Lahore and Sports Writers Association of Pakistan, the POA president said that Pakistan’s only hope of gold in the Olympics was hockey because other sports did not meet international

Home-based workers seek ratification of ILO Convention C 177

KARACHI – Home-based workers (HBWs), 65 percent of whom comprise women, have demanded ratification and implementation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention C 177. Representatives of these women, through the platform of the National Organisation of Working Communities and Home Net said the ratification of the international law would help the regularisation of the unregistered workers, who are exploited due to their status. “We are not only denied the officially

Urdu-speakers ‘barred’ from attending MQM solidarity convention

KARACHI – Urdu-speaking people were barred from attending the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s National Solidarity Public Meeting on Sunday, and as per party orders, none were allowed inside the Jinnah Ground. MQM chief Altaf Hussain had prohibited the participation of the Urdu-speaking population of the metropolis – ostensibly to promote an impression of the MQM being a pan-nation party.
Urdu-speaking worker and supporters were advised by the party hierarchy, as per Hussain’s orders,

Convention against abductions comes into force

GENEVA – An international accord aimed at preventing abductions – a fate affecting tens of thousands of people throughout the world – came into force Thursday, the United Nations said.
The International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which was launched by the UN General Assembly in 2006, became law following its ratification last month by Iraq and Brazil. This took the number of ratifications past the required 20 countries, the United