NA standing committee approves one-month paternity leave for fathers

National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday, approved the provision of one-month paternity leave for fathers.

As per the bill approved by the standing committee fathers will be entitled to one-month of paternity leave on the birth of their first child.

Meanwhile, mothers will be entitled to six-month leave on the birth of their first child; four-month leave on the birth of second child and three-month leave on the third child birth.

Whereas fathers will be eligible for one-month leave on the birth of their first, second and third child.

Fathers will be able to utilize this one-month paternity leave for their first three children, whereas the bill will only be implemented in Islamabad.

The law will apply to all government and non-government institutions in the federal capital, said PPP leader Shazia Marri.

The bills were tabled by PPP Senator Quratulain Marri.