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“I was a child labor victim,” Sheikh Rasheed reveals

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed 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…

10 year old Ayub works in a Tandoor when he should be in school

Photography by Pyar Ali Ten year old Muhammad Ayub works in a tandoor when he should be in school. This unfortunate reality becomes all the more telling on this day which is commemorated as World Day Against Child Labour: Article 11 (3) of Pakistan’s Constitution prohibits employment of children below the age of 14 years in any factory or mine or any other hazardous employment.