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Ministry of Human Rights takes special measures against child labour

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Islamabad: Ministry of Human Rights has taken special measures for bounded child labour to bring them into mainstream of the society’s fabric. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the index of bounded child labour in the country is estimated 1.13 per cent of the total population so the Ministry has initiated some projects to […]

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The child vendors of Sunday Bazaars

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LAHORE: “I am a grade-three student at a private academy in Green Town. On Sundays, I sell baskets and shopping bags at the weekly bazaars,” said Bilal, 10, who was selling plastic items in the Model Town Link Road Sunday Bazaar. Bilal was wearing an identification card with the name Muhammad Ashraf, trader. “My father […]

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Child labour hired for Orange Line, court heard

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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court yesterday issued notice to the federal and Punjab governments in a petition seeking directions for the governments to enforce child labour laws. Subay Khan had filed the petition and pointed out that the government had turned a blind eye to the issue of child labour and at present the […]

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Punjab’s war on child labour

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A society’s moral health is gauged by the kind of treatment it metes out to its women, the elderly and children. Children form the most vulnerable group, most likely to be exposed to exploitation and abuse. Children are the architects of the future and thus their physical, emotional, and psychological welfare should be on the […]

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Children of the kiln — building blocks of tomorrow

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Working from dawn to dusk has become routine for 11-year-old Sidra Khan. Even though she should not be working under law, Sidra has been toiling away at a brick kiln near Islamabad for several years now. Her parents and other siblings are also employed by owner of the kiln in Tarnol. “We make about 1,000 […]

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Elimination of child labour a mission: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said elimination of child labour from kilns was his mission and this menace would be removed at any cost. Addressing a meeting of a steering committee constituted to curb child labour from kilns, the CM said all-out resources would be provided to resolve problems of children working at brick […]

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Worrying statistics emerge in FATA survey

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PESHAWAR: The latest survey conducted by the FATA Secretariat and the Bureau of Statistics shows that war and extremism has left the tribal belt in tatters. Only 4,000 houses were surveyed in all of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) except North Waziristan, and parts of Khyber and Orakzai agencies and information extracted during this […]

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An ‘act’ to curb child labour, hazardous jobs

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LAHORE: The new draft law dealing with child labour in the commercial and industrial sectors of Punjab is all set to become an Act aimed at banning children up to 14 years from all types of employment. It also aims to ban all adolescents (up to 18 years) from the employment of all hazardous occupations. […]

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Online guide published to encourage sustainable business in Pakistan

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KARACHI: “The reason why Pakistan suffers from rampant child labour is because the definition of a child varies to suit the needs of a few. Once it is universalised, then only will we be able to eradicate this social evil,” said Karamat Ali, executive director of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler). […]

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Human trafficking the root of many social evils, say experts

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched an initiative to bridge the gap between the civil society and government institutions working to counter human trafficking. The move is hoped to reduce the incidents of human trafficking in the province. “Sindh is the first province to take measures to bridge the gap and enhance coordination […]

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Human rights violations on the rise in South Asia

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KARACHI: Even though the present-day world is called a liberal world, the “global South” is still not a liberal society and human rights violations are constantly on the rise there. These observations were made by Dr Azra Anjum, a former professor of political science at the University of Karachi, while speaking at a workshop titled […]

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Civil society seeks ban on child domestic workers

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LAHORE: The Child Rights Movement (CRM) Punjab, along with numbers of different civil society organisations staged a protest demonstration outside Lahore Press Club on Tuesday and demanded ban on child domestic labour in the city as well as across the province. The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans against killings of […]

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A real story

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By: Aasim Zafar Khan Jameel enters the lady’s room. “Pour me a glass of that juice and leave the jug on the table”, the lady orders. The 13-year-old nods and proceeds to pour a glass out for the madam. But his hands shake, and the glass drops to the floor, breaking into a million little […]

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ILO visuals on child labour

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ISLAMABAD: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is organizing an event today at the Pak China Friendship Centre where the media products of the selected students of Mass Communication from seven national universities would be launched. The media products included research studies, video documentary and short films on various aspects of child labour. Interesting stage and […]

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