Child labor : Pakistan’s biggest problem

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Pakistan ranks number three in the world with the highest prevalence of child and forced labour despite a significant decline in the number of child labourers recorded worldwide, it emerged at a seminar. Titled ‘Elimination of child labour in Pakistan’, the seminar was organised by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) at the Sindh Boys Scouts Association’s headquarters.

According to The Global Slavery Index 2013, Pakistan comes third, after Mauritania and Haiti, in the prevalence of child labour while the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says that the overall number of child labourers has declined from 200 million in 2000 to 168 million in 2014. Speakers at the seminar said the government has failed to conduct a fresh child labour survey since 1996, which made it hard to correctly ascertain details of children working in different sectors around the country, particularly in Sindh.

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