The labour policy issued by the Government of Pakistan lays down the parameters for the growth of trade unionism, the protection of workers' rights, the settlement of industrial disputes, and the redress of workers' grievances. The policy also provides for the compliance with international labour standards ratified by Pakistan. At present, the labour policy as approved in year 2002 is in force. With the efforts of Government and enlightened elements within labour and employers, a forum i.e. "Workers Employers Bilateral Council of Pakistan (WEBCOP)" has been established which facilitates the resolution of issues relating to bilateral rights.