Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Workers Welfare Fund(PB-33)

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Workers Welfare Fund(PB-33)

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  • Tuesday | 07 May, 2013
  • Vaqar Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Abdul Wahab
  • Policy Briefs/Papers
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Vaqar Ahmed Muhammad Zeshan Muhmmad Abdul Wahab May 2013

Introduction:

 The Government of Pakistan (GoP) has been facing many challenges in ensuring the welfare of industrial workers. It also finds difficulties in bringing about macro-level labour reforms such as the implementation of minimum wage – revised annually. Within the overall ambit of social protection, the federal government has retained the Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) even after the 18th Constitutional Amendment, which requires social sector programmes to be devolved to the provincial governments in order to improve service delivery at provincial and sub-provincial levels. The provincial governments have, however, been urging the federal government to hand over the reins of WWF to them. The present study is based on our recent research to analyze the operational efficiency of WWF. The following Flow Chart 1 indicates evolution in the operations of WWF over the time.