Leave Policy in Pakistan

Shraddha Saxena
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In Pakistan, renowned for its vibrant culture and stunning scenery, employee welfare is a top priority. The country's leave policy reflects this, offering clear guidelines that benefit both employers and workers. These policies make it easier for employers to manage leave while allowing employees to recharge, promoting a healthier work-life balance and potentially boosting productivity. Employers looking to hire employees from Pakistan or through an Employer of Record (EOR) in Pakistan must be well-versed in these regulations to ensure compliance and effective workforce management.

Annual Leave (Vacation)

  • In Pakistan, employees are entitled to 14 calendar days of fully paid annual leave after completing 12 months of consecutive service.
  • This leave must be taken all at once and cannot be divided into smaller periods.
  • Employees can carry over up to 14 days of unused leave into the next vacation year.

Public Holidays

  • Jan 1, 2024 (Monday): New Year’s Day (Optional Holiday)
  • Feb 5, 2024 (Monday): Kashmir Day
  • Feb 7, 2024 (Wednesday): Shab e-Meraj (Optional Holiday)
  • Feb 8, 2024 (Thursday): General Election Day
  • Feb 14, 2024 (Wednesday): Basant Panchami (Optional Holiday)
  • Feb 25, 2024 (Sunday): Shab e-Barat (Optional Holiday)
  • Mar 23, 2024 (Saturday): Pakistan Day
  • Mar 24, 2024 (Sunday): Holi (Optional Holiday)
  • Mar 29, 2024 (Friday): Good Friday (Optional Holiday)
  • Apr 1, 2024 (Monday): Easter Monday (Optional Holiday)
  • Apr 10, 2024 (Wednesday): Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Apr 11, 2024 (Thursday): Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
  • Apr 12, 2024 (Friday): Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
  • Apr 13, 2024 (Saturday): Baisakhi (Optional Holiday)
  • Apr 21, 2024 (Sunday): Ridván (Optional Holiday)
  • May 1, 2024 (Wednesday): Labour Day
  • Jun 17, 2024 (Monday): Eid al-Adha (Tentative)
  • Jun 18, 2024 (Tuesday): Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative)
  • Jun 19, 2024 (Wednesday): Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative)
  • Jul 16, 2024 (Tuesday): Ashura (Tentative)
  • Jul 17, 2024 (Wednesday): Ashura Holiday (Tentative)
  • Aug 14, 2024 (Wednesday): Independence Day
  • Aug 26, 2024 (Monday): Chelum (Tentative / Optional Holiday)
  • Sep 15, 2024 (Sunday): Giarhwin Sharief (Tentative / Optional Holiday)
  • Sep 16, 2024 (Monday): Eid Milad un-Nabi (Tentative)
  • Oct 11, 2024 (Friday): Durga Puja (Optional Holiday)
  • Oct 13, 2024 (Sunday): Dussehra (Optional Holiday)
  • Oct 17, 2024 (Thursday): Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji (Optional Holiday)
  • Nov 1, 2024 (Friday): Diwali/Deepavali (Optional Holiday)
  • Nov 9, 2024 (Saturday): Iqbal Day
  • Dec 25, 2024 (Wednesday): Christmas Day / Quaid-e-Azam Day
  • Dec 26, 2024 (Thursday): Day After Christmas (Christians only)

Sick Days

Employees in Pakistan are given 10 days of Casual Leave for unexpected situations like sudden illness or urgent matters, where they receive full pay. Moreover, they are allotted 16 days of Sick or Medical Leave, compensated at 50% of their salary, contingent upon the submission of a medical certificate for validation.

Maternity Leave

  • Female employees in Pakistan are eligible for three months of paid maternity leave after completing four months of service with a single employer before childbirth.
  • The maternity leave includes a mandatory six-week post-natal period.
  • During maternity leave, employees are safeguarded from termination.
  • To qualify for benefits, the employee must have contributed for at least 180 days in the year preceding the expected birth of the child.

Paternity Leave

  • Fathers in Pakistan can take one month of leave following the birth of their first three children.
  • This leave is available to fathers specifically.
  • The leave period starts immediately after the child's birth.
  • Fathers are entitled to this leave for each of their first three children.

Other Leave 

  • Employees in Pakistan have the right to Iddat leave, which is granted under certain circumstances.
  • If a person covered under social security passes away while receiving sickness or injury benefits, their survivors are entitled to a death grant.
  • The death grant is calculated as the daily rate of sickness benefit multiplied by 30, with a minimum of 1500 PKR.
  • Iddat leave is also applicable for female employees who lose their husbands.

Hassle-Free Leave Policy Management in Pakistan  with Gloroots

At Gloroots, we recognize that navigating leave policies can be intricate, particularly when expanding your business and hiring globally. Our platform guarantees adherence to Pakistan's labor regulations, maintains precise leave balances, processes leave requests effortlessly, and produces detailed leave reports. By partnering with Gloroots, you can focus on scaling your business while we handle the complexities of employee leave management. Contact us to discover how Gloroots can streamline your HR processes and improve your operations in Pakistan.

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