Pakistan – State Owned Enterprises / Public Private Partnerships

CHAPTER 2: Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework

Pillar III: Access to Remedy (page 13)

In addition to judicial mechanisms, quasi-judicial bodies exist to regulate competition in business, unfair labour practices and industrial disputes. These bodies include the Ombudsperson Offices in all four Provinces relating to sexual harassment at the workplace, taxation, insurance and any complaints faced by the public from Federal Government Departments including State Owned Entities. Additionally, the National Industrial Relations Commission (NIRC) has been established with the jurisdiction to resolve industrial disputes and unfair labour practices.’

This information is also covered under Annex II: Actions Already Undertaken by Pakistan, B) Measures Relevant to NAP Priority Areas, viii. Access to Remedy (page 86).


CHAPTER 3: National Action Plan Priority Areas and Proposed Actions

3.2. NAP Priority Areas

3.2.1. Financial Transparency, Corruption and Human Rights Standards in Public Procurement Contracts

Proposed Actions

  • Federal (pages 18-19)

‘11. Develop a model Code of Conduct, making explicit the relationship between business and human rights, for businesses that are State owned, controlled or which work with the State.

Performance indicator(s): (i) Development of a Code of Conduct; (ii) Number of businesses to which the Code of Conduct is disseminated; (iii) Number of businesses that formally announce the adoption of Code of Conduct

UN Guiding Principle(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

Relevant SDG(s): Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure; Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’

This information is also covered under Annex 1: Implementation Plan, Proposed Action 11 designating the Ministry of Human Rights; Ministry of Industries and Production; Ministry of Commerce as Leading Entities, and designating the Ministry of Law & Justice; Ministry of Planning and Development; Provincial Human Rights Departments; Securities and Exchange Commission of  Pakistan; Provincial Labour Departments as Additional Entities (page 47).


ANNEX II: Actions Already Undertaken by Pakistan

B | Measures Relevant to NAP Priority Areas

iii. Human Rights Due Diligence (page 80)

‘Many companies especially State Owned, and Controlled Entities have taken initiatives of their own as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs including education, health, women empowerment, community building, and the environment.’