Iftikhar Ahmad is the Principal Investigator for the Fairwork project in Pakistan. He is a comparative labour law expert and founder of the Centre for Labour Research, Pakistan.
He obtained his Master’s from the Industrial and Labour Relations School at Cornell University. He works with WageIndicator Foundation as Labour Law Specialist. He has worked with the Government of Pakistan (Ministry of OP&HRD) and ILO as senior adviser on the labour market and legislative reform issues. Currently, he is working on the de jure Labour Rights Index, comparing labour laws of 105 countries on more than 40 evaluation criteria.
For the Fairwork project, Iftikhar develops and leads the Fairwork project in Pakistan. This includes implementing the Fairwork principles within the Pakistani context, analysing the evidence and developing platforms’ scores/ranking, disseminating the results through publications, and engaging various stakeholders including government departments in dialogue.