Pakistan Federal and provincial government including Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab & Sindh have established Labour Departments and Directorates where complaint can be lodged by labours & workers.
All provinces have established Labour Departments and Directorates which works to ensure welfare of industrial & commercial workforce. If any organization, corporation or factory owner deviates from government legislation including minimum wage then a complaint can be reported.
The phone numbers and contact details of these Labour Directorates are as follows:
Labour Directorate KPK:
Phone number: 0300-5970250
Labour Department Sindh:
Phone Number: 0300-3219085, 99204205, 99204558
Labour Department Punjab:
Phone Number: 042-99230348
Labour Directorate Balochistan:
These directorates & departments also work to ensure minimum required safety, health and working environment at the workplaces.
So if you are being forced for over time regularly, not being paid for your over time or you are being paid less than the minimum wage then you can contact the labour department for help. The jurisdiction of the department & directorate varies from one province to other.
Objectives of Labour Departments:
The objectives and responsibilities of labour department revolve around the betterment and welfare of workers, such as:
- Protecting the rights of labour force
- Prevention of Child Labour
- Health & safety protection for Labour in work place
- Promoting healthy labour management