The Senate passed on Monday the Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill, 2018, women are entitled to a maternity leave of six months and men will get a paternity leave of three months. Mothers and fathers may get further three- and one-month optional leaves but those will be unpaid, it says. The employer won’t be allowed to terminate the services of an employee for seeking leave under the provisions of the bill.
The bill was moved by Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Quratulain Marri. It had been with the senate standing committee for over a year.