Advocacy

UPR and the state of trade union rights in Pakistan

By Iftikhar Ahmad The article was published on 14 November 2017 by the Daily Times. My article in today’s Daily Times explains the Universal Periodic Review process. Pakistan had its human rights record assessed on 13 November 2017. Dozens of reports were submitted by the civil society organisations in the process. Interestingly, NONE of the more than 40 civil society submissions as well as...

Questions to ask about workers’ rights under CPEC

By Iftikhar Ahmad The article was published on 18 September 2017 by the DAWN. Another version of this article was published by the News on Sunday. My piece on workers’ rights under CPEC was published today in the Daily Dawn.  China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship under China One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. There is no doubt that the CPEC investment will stimulate...