President signs maternity, paternity leave bill

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday gave his assent to the Maternity and Paterni­ty Leave Bill, 2023.Under the Bill, the women employees of public and private depart­ments under administrative control of the federal govern­ment will be entitled to avail maternity leave with full pay for three times during ser­vice – 180 days for first time, 120 days for second time and 90 days for third time.Sim­ilarly, the male employees will be entitled to avail pa­ternity leave of 30 days only for three times.