NAP Priority Areas

Proposed Actions



Amend the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1923 with an updated list of scheduled diseases, including COVID-19, against which compensation can be claimed.


Update the Pakistan Penal Code to provide a comprehensive list of occupational hazards and the ambit of protection therein.


Ratify ILO Convention No. 155 (Occupational Safety and Health) and ILO Convention No. 187 (Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health).

Federal and Provincial


Bring up-to-date health and safety legislation, standards, rules and guidelines, and independent enforcement mechanism for all sectors, with immediate priority allotted to the most hazardous sectors based on available data or reported concerns, and account for the differentiated needs of workers, including women, elderly workers, and others.

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