I was a child labour vic­tim, says Rashid

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Rail­ways Sheikh Rashid Ah­mad on Tues­day shared a per­sonal ac­count from his child­hood and re­vealed that he had been a child la­bor vic­tim.

Ad­dress­ing the con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony of Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons Pak­istan, the fed­eral min­is­ter said, he used to work right in front of Laal Haveli, the po­lit­i­cal cen­tre for Sheikh, and later "I en­tered the build­ing as a min­is­ter."

Re­count­ing the past, Sheikh said, "I used to sell books out­side Laal Haveli."

Speak­ing to pass­ing out doc­tors, the min­is­ter said the field of medicines is a prophetic pro­fes­sion. "Serve the coun­try and the na­tion with your ef­forts," he ad­vised. "I used to sell books out­side Laal Haveli," Sheikh Rashid said.-NNI

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