Advocacy

Minimum wage: The federal mandate

By Iftikhar Ahmad The article was published on 13 June 2015 by the PakistanToday. The question whether the federal government fixes the minimum wage following some objective criteria is controversial. The way minimum wage has been announced for the last couple of years is arbitrary.Fix it! May Day this year again went uncelebrated. The minimum wage for the private sector used to be announced...

Minimum wages: issues to consider

By Iftikhar Ahmad The article was published on 16 June 2014 by the DAWN. Minimum wage can help reduce gender pay gap. With higher education levels, women are reducing this gap, but it is still high, particularly in low skilled occupations.IS Rs12,000 enough as minimum wage? The answer lies with the poverty line, which is estimated as the equivalent of 2,350 calories per adult...