World Child Labour Day
World Child Labour Day aims at raising public awareness against the inhuman child labour and highlight the plight of chidren. Every year 12th June is observed as Child Labour Day, with a theme and the theme set for the year 2016 is, ‘End child labour in supply chains - It’s everyone’s business’.
Leave the world aside, and instead of going far, let’s take an example of Pakistan where child labour is very common. Beside the labour laws and Constitution, which prohibits child labour in our daily life, we see a number of children being compelled to beg, a number of children selling fruits and vegetables and a lot of them are doing other works to survive.
The ground realities are harsh whereas it is the responsibility of the state to implement laws and provide basic education free to its children. The efforts are needed from the authorities, as mere slogans and high claims to eradicate the plight of children are useless. —Via email
Child labour is one of the global issues. Child Labour Day is observed every year on June 12 around the world in order to show sympathy with the children across the world. Unfortunately, the children in Pakistan have been deprived of their basic rights. According to the national child labour survey, approximately 3.3 million children below 14 years of age are working as labourers in Pakistan.
This includes both boys and girls; boys form 73 pc and the girls 27 pc of the child labour. As a result, the majority of children are found working just for Rs 50 to Rs100, which seems a matter of grave concern. It is high time the government takes special measures in order to control child labour in the country. —Kech, Balochistan