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Do you earn enough? Do you earn the right amount for the job that you do?  In three steps you can compare your salary with your colleagues.


3 February 2021 - Workers of the Pakistan Steel Mills were issued retrenchment letters on 17 November 2020, which they petitioned against as it was considered illegal and a violation of their fundamental rights. The privatisation of the PSM to accommodate a third party is believed to be the reason that so many workers were sacked. The Sindh High Court has since issued notices to deal with this situation. Know more about trade unions in Pakistan

Maternity and Work

Female employees are allowed a maximum of 3 months - 90 days - of fully paid maternity leave in Pakistan. They must have worked at the place of employment for at least four months prior to the date of the child’s birth. A woman is also entitled to prenatal and postnatal medical care according to the The Provincial Employees Social Security Ordinance. Learn more about maternity and work in Pakistan


Annual Leave

How many days of paid leave is an employee entitled to in Pakistan? According to section 49-B of Factories Act, an employee is allowed 14 days paid annual leave, after completion of 12 months of continuous service. If one fails to avail the whole leave during the 12 months, it is added to the next year. Learn more about the annual leave policy in Pakistan

Economic Facts in Pakistan

  • Pakistani actor Fawad Khan earns approximately 2.4 Crore PKR per year whereas the minimum wage for an unskilled worker in Pakistan in 2,10,000 PKR per year. This indicates that the actor earns around 110 times more than an average worker! Know more about celebrity incomes in Pakistan
  • Did you know that the Karakoram Highway is the highest paved road in the world? It runs between Pakistan and China, fostering trade between the two countries, allowing China access to ports in Gwadar. Over time, the highway has been a boon to the Pakistani economy and has increased employment opportunities. Learn more about labour and employment in Pakistan
  • The world's highest ATM belongs to the National Bank of Pakistan and is located 15,397 feet above sea level, in the Khunjerab Pass, in Gilgit-Baltistan. It was established in November 2016 and is solar-powered. Take our Cost of Living survey 
  • Pakistan is the home to six UNESCO World Heritage sites that have helped boost the economy by increasing tourism. These sites are Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro, Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol, Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, Historical Monuments at Makli, Rohtas Fort and Taxila. Despite various threats of urbanization, uncontrolled vegetation, pollution, lack of security, looters, etc., these sites act as great tourist attractions. Pakistan tourism also saw a steady increase in tourists after the launch of online visa regime in 2018. Check your Salary
  • Did you know that the estimated forecast of Pakistan's GDP growth is -0.4% for 2020.  Pakistan's GDP growth rate stood at 1.9% in 2019, signifying that GDP growth is expected to have fallen by 2.4% in 2020. Take the Survey on Living and Working during the Coronavirus in Pakistan
  • Did you know that Pakistan’s total industrial production in November of 2020, amounted to 4,090,000,000 units? This was a 4.6% increase from the country’s total industrial output in October of 2020. Find out more about Pay and Income Tax in Pakistan
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