ISLAMABAD (Saturday, July 16, 2011) : President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday promulgated Industrial Relations Ordinance 2011. The ordinance was promulgated on advice of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in view of current legal vacuum created due to deletion of the Concurrent Legislative List through the 18th Constitutional Amendment.
The industrial relations have also been transferred to the provinces which have promulgated provincial laws to regulate them. However, there is no law in place to deal with industrial relations in Islamabad Cap-ital Territory or in respect of national level trade federations and for resolutions of trans-provincial industrial issues. Keeping in view that Parliament was currently not in session, it was thought necessary to promulgate the ordinance. The draft has already been approved by the cabinet which will be subsequently presented to Parliament.