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National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights



The 2021 Pakistan National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights is a policy framework aimed at promoting respect for human rights by businesses operating in Pakistan. The plan is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and sets out a number of measures to be taken by the government, businesses, and other stakeholders to ensure that businesses respect human rights in their operations. The plan focuses on a range of human rights issues, including labor rights, environmental protection, and the rights of women, children, and marginalized groups. It emphasizes the importance of due diligence by businesses to identify and address human rights risks, and the need for access to effective remedies for those affected by human rights violations. The plan also includes measures to strengthen the legal and regulatory framework for business and human rights in Pakistan, including the development of a national human rights policy and the establishment of a national human rights commission.







Issuer (type)

Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • High 1.11%
    • Low 0.05%
    • E focus: degradation, energy, environment, waste, water, climate change
    • S focus: community development, compensation, discrimination, forced labour, gender equality, human rights, recruiting, recruitment, children
    • G focus: bribery, community development, corruption, forced labour, gender equality, human rights, accountability
    • SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10: Reduced Inequality, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 16: Peace Justice Strong Institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the SDGs
    • Administrative services, Agriculture, Education, Finance, Health, Information, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Professional services, Public administration