KARACHI: Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto said that the decision by the Sindh Assembly to pass a law acknowledging agri-women as formal employees is a ‘historical’ and progressive law in line with the manifesto of the party.
In a tweet on Friday, he said the law will safeguard the social security rights of female laborers working in the agricultural sector.
The Sindh Assembly passed unanimously on Thursday a law acknowledging women agricultural workers as formal laborers.
The Sindh Women Agricultural Women Bill-2019 will protect the social security rights of female laborers working in the agricultural sector. The new law would acknowledge and protect the rights of women workers in the fields of livestock, fishing, poultry and animal husbandry.
The Women’s Agriculture Act would help farm workers get financial support from the Benazir Income Support Program’s endowment fund.
The newly passed law will also give women laborers the right to seek an employment contract if they need it.
It will also allow women agricultural workers to obtain rights related to collective bargaining, social welfare including child health, community development, economic advantage, and access to goods and services provided by the state.