A Bill for 6 Months Maternity and 3 Months Paternity Leave presented and passed on 27.01.2020 by the Senate of Pakistan. This bill is specifically presented for Federal Employees. According to the Bill which was presented by Senator Quratulain Marri for the convenience in the leave rules related to Maternity and Paternity Leaves. It is said that the Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave Act, 2018, be taken into consideration, at once.
Authority of the Maternity and Paternity Leave Act, 2018
Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave Act, 2018 is made to provide the facility to male and females workers of public sectors. By this Act, a male can avail 3 months of Paternity Leave while the female can avail 6 months of maternity leave. They are are also eligible to avail 1-month additional leave without pay if they required.
Your employer can not suspend or terminate you due to seeking this leave. Disciplinary action can be taken against that employer who does this. One thing to remember that this bill is just passed in Senate and still required approval from National Assembly. After that, it is enforced.
You should also read Types and Rules of Official Leaves in Government Job here.
As soon as the bill is get approved we will update here. Then you can read and understand this new Maternity and Paternity Leave rules better.