No child labour survey in Pak in last 20 yrs
Pakistan has not conducted any child labour survey in 20 years even as the country faces the “worst” form of child labour where workers are subjected to physical and mental torture, a media report said on Saturday.
None of Pakistan’s four provinces – Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan – was eager to conduct a fresh child labour survey even though the last one was conducted 20 years ago, Dawn reported.
Experts and officials at a seminar ‘A child employed is a future destroyed’ said useful social protection policies that were sensitive to children’s needs were required in the country to eradicate child labour, the report said.
“Pakistan faced the worst form of child labour where workers were subjected to physical and mental torture,” a speaker said.