In a first, setting a new precedent, the Pakistani government has introduced 10 days long paternity leave. Federal Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari approved the leave. Keeping the modern human rights dynamics in perspective, paternity leave is essential to improve the bond between parents and children, improves gender equity at home and inturn at the workplace and improves outcomes of the child in terms of personal growth and behaviour patterns. Paid paternity leave for mothers and fathers provide a real-time advantage to working families.
Pakistan has shown exceptional consideration as Shireen Mazari approves an extension in paternity leave up to 10 days. Federal Secretary of Minister of Human Rights Javeria Aga, in a press release, said that Paid Paternity Leave for a new father is not usually provided under the labour legislation for the private sector.
However, the Government revised Leave Rules, 1981 on October 30th, 2012 and now a male civil servant can avail up to 10 days leave immediately on or after the birth of the child.