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Labor Day, May 1, 2024, is a public holiday. Most businesses and schools are closed, and most people have the day off.

All factories, educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations are still shuttered. On Labor Day, laborers are free to work whether or not they are paid more than their regular compensation.

In 1972, Pakistan declared May Day, commonly known as Labour Day, an official holiday. That same year, significant labor reform laws were established. Pakistan has also belonged to the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 1947.

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Every Labor Day, labor unions in Pakistan host massive marches and parades. In addition, they host unique lectures and debate panels. Some even stage street protests to call for “A better Deal” for Pakistani workers. 

Furthermore, special programming is broadcast by Radio Pakistan and other stations to educate the public about the significance of the day.

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There may be fewer public transportation stops along some routes. If you want to take public transportation during Labor Day in Pakistan, make sure to check with the local transportation authorities first. Labor Day parades and processions take place on numerous significant avenues and streets, which are sealed off. As a result, particular routes may experience traffic congestion during specific periods of the day. 

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