|Tuesday||February 05||Kashmir Day|
|Monday||February 18||Public Holiday (Saudi Crown Princeu2019s visit)|
|Saturday||March 23||Pakistan Day|
|Wednesday||April 03||Shab e-Meraj|
|Thursday||April 04||Death Anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto|
|Wednesday||May 01||Labour Day|
|Wednesday||August 14||Independence Day|
|Monday||September 09||Ashoora (the 9th day of Muharram)|
|Tuesday||September 10||Ashoora (the 10th day of Muharram)|
|Sunday||October 13||Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai|
|Sunday||November 10||Eid Mulad-un-Nabi|
|Wednesday||December 25||Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jiunah|
|Wednesday||December 25||Christmas Day|
|Thursday||December 26||Day after Christmas|
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A written letter should be provided when terminating a contract and reasoning for the termination must be sufficient.
Both employee and employer should provide a months’ time notice. Advanced notice is not required for temporary workers. If advance notice is not provided, a monthly salary in its lieu shall be provided.
When employees are discharged from work, they are given severance pay. The pay amounts to 30 days’ wages for each completed year of service. Employees do not receive severance pay if they are dismissed for misconduct.
Minimum wage is 15,000 Pakistani Rupees per month. 16,200 in the province of Sindh.
Contribution rates are: • Employer – 5% • Employee – 1%
Social insurances cover old age, disability and survivor benefits, sickness, maternity and work-related injury.
Employees in Pakistan are entitled to 14 days of paid leave. They gain this right after they have completed 12 months of service.
Paid sick leave is given to employees who have been certified by a Doctor. When the employees are unwell due to regular diseases, they can receive sickness benefits for a period of 121 days in one year.
Female employees are eligible to take 3 months of paid maternity leave. The six-week post-natal leave is obligatory. In order to receive maternity leave, the employee should be working for the same employer for at least 4 months before she gives birth. No employer is permitted to terminate the female employee while she is on maternity leave.
Paternity leave is given to male employees whose wives have just given birth. New fathers can take 7 days of paternity leave but only twice during their entire employment.
Normal working hours are a maximum of 9 hours a day and 48 hours a week. Anything over this is considered overtime.
Overtime pay in Pakistan is double the rate of employees’ regular pay. During holidays employees receive triple the pay rate.
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