NA Approves Bill for Up to 6 Months of ‘Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave’

NA Paid Maternity Paternity

Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill unanimously approved by the NA Standing Committee on Law and Justice for paid leaves for employees on child birth.

The National Assembly body on law on Tuesday passed a total of eight bills in a single day and the Maternity and Paternity bill was presented by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) politician Shazia Marri which will allow employees up to 6 months of paid maternity and 1-month of paternity leave.

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The bill is applicable to the public and private departments of the federal capital territory.

After the drafting, the bill is currently in the National Assembly and will be promulgated once it receives approval from the majority of the National Assembly members.

According to the details of The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill, 2020 okayed by NA committee, the mother will be permitted for up to 6 months paid maternity leave while the father will be given a 1-month leave in order to remain with the family on the birth of their first child.

However, on the birth of the second child, the mother will receive 4 months of maternity leave whereas the father will receive a 1-month of paternity leave.

Meanwhile, the mother will receive a 3-month maternity leave on the birth of their third child while the father will be entitled to receive 1-month paternity leave.

At the start of the drafting Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill, 6 months and 3 months of paid leaves were proposed.

At the start of 2020, the Senate already approved the Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill

On Tuesday the committee considered and passed: The Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Bill, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Bill, The Trained Paramedical Staff Facility Bill, The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill, 2020, The Federal Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019, The National Disaster Management (Amendment) Bill.

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