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Mazari seeks help to identify woman torturing maid in viral video

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Friday sought public help for identifying a woman who is seen beating a housemaid in a viral video, ARY News reported. The video circulating on social media, shows a woman slapping and beating an underage maid for making excess tea. The woman can be seen violently slapping the girl and shouting at her for making ‘excess tea’. A statement released from her office says the Human Rights Minister  would need information about the location and also identity the…

Apple says illegal student labour discovered at iPhone X plant

BEIJING: Smartphone maker Apple and its biggest manufacturing partner on Wednesday said that a small number of students were discovered working overtime in its Chinese factory, violating local labour laws. The students worked voluntarily in the factory for more than 11 hours a day as part of a school internship program at a plant run by Hon Hai Precision, also known as Foxconn, the manufacturer confirmed. "We discovered instances of student interns working overtime at a supplier facility in China. We've confirmed the…

Bangladesh slum kids work over 60 hours a week to make clothes

DHAKA: One third of children living in the slums of Bangladesh's capital spend more than 60 hours a week making clothes for the garment sector, well beyond the legal working limit, a London-based thinktank has said.  The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said 32 percent of children aged between 10 and 14 living in Dhaka's slum settlements were out of school and engaged in full-time work in clothing factories - according to a survey of 2,700 children. "Our survey raises serious concerns over the issue of child labour…

EU mission satisfied with efforts to eliminate child, bonded labour

ISLAMABAD: The European Union’s GSP Plus Assessment Mission has applauded Government of Pakistan’s efforts in introducing legislation for elimination of child and bonded labour from the country. Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan, while chairing a meeting of Treaty Implementation Cell (TIC) apprised the mission on the achievements in the areas of human, labour, women and child rights, climate change, anti-corruption, and anti-narcotics. The four-member assessment mission led by Mr. Gus Houttuin, Advisor of the…