Senate Passes Bill Allowing Six-Month Maternity Leave, Three-Month Paternity Leave
The bill was moved by PPP’s Quratulain Marri and in the proposed law, the leaves policy will be applicable in both public and private establishments of the federal capital territory. The bill was passed with a majority of votes, even as government senators opposed the move.
The bill will now be sent to the National Assembly for consideration, where the government has a majority.The paternity leave seeks to give fathers the opportunity to be with their family at a crucial time without worrying about their work. The bill hopes that with the leaves the father and child’s bond could come at an early stage of life.