Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr.Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has accorded assent to Sindh Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Bill-2015.
After signatures of the Sindh Governor it would be called the Sindh Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 2015. It will come into force at once and extend to the whole of Sindh.
A Governor House official said here on Thursday that after the commencement of this Act whoever compels any person to render any bonded labour shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years and not more than five years or with fine which shall not be less than Rs. 100,000.
If a company indulges in such practice then the head of the company would be held responsible for the same.
For implementation of this Act, vigilance committees would be established at district level.
These Committees would comprise of elected representatives of area, representatives of district administration, bar associations, media, recognised social services and the labour department