Vol. 6 No. 4 (2023): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2023-12-20


This study looks at the circumstances, difficulties, and rights of undocumented workers in Pakistan's Sindh Province. It distinguishes them from more seasoned informal workers who frequently provide services and interact with customers. The study found a number of illicit activities that take place in the area, including beggars, illegal bird sellers, animal fights, fake exorcists and palmists, gamblers, thieves, and smugglers. The study combines secondary data gained through literature reviews, reports, and academic publications with primary data collected through direct observation. Legal undocumented workers in Sindh Province face a variety of challenges, such as low income, unstable employment, and limited access to social protections. Legally employed informal laborers may face significant difficulties and maltreatment even if they operate within the confines of the law. Contrarily, unauthorized and undocumented employees abuse society and engage in illicit activity. The analysis makes it clear that successful policies and initiatives are needed to address the challenges faced by legal informal workers. The informal economy should be formalized, social protection should be provided, and working conditions should be improved as the main goals of these initiatives. The Pakistani government must take the necessary action to protect the rights of undocumented employees and enhance their social and economic prosperity