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‘Stop crimes and torture’: Mariyam Nafees hits out at child labour

Mariyam Nafees said children get mistreated, abused, raped and killed.

Sindh police swing into action against child labour

KARACHI: Following the objections raised by Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Sindh police have launched a crackdown against child labour across the province. The action...

Pandemic risks pushing millions more into child labour: UN

According to the World Bank, the number of people in extreme poverty could potentially skyrocket by up to 60 million this year alone.

IG Sindh orders crackdown to eliminate child labour from province

Imam directed to take action against those who are forcing children into bonded labour.

Govt taking all steps to eradicate child labour from country: Alvi

The president said the government would fulfill its responsibility of protecting the child rights.

PM Khan directs for elimination of child labour

The PM also sought recommendations from the concerned departments for the enrollment of such children in the schools.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Punjab toughens stance on child labour exploitation

LAHORE: Punjab government through “The Punjab Restriction on Employment of Children Ordinance 2016” has imposed complete ban on employing children less than 15 years of age to work.

International Day against Child Labour observed

The International Day against Child Labour was observed on Sunday to highlight one of the biggest roadblock to human rights around the world.

Children risk health farming tobacco in Indonesia: HRW

JAKARTA: Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday.

National Labour Conference organized by HRCP in Karachi

KARACHI: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) had organized a two-day National Labour Conference in Karachi in which labour leaders from all parts of Pakistan participated and took part in the deliberations.

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.

Varun Pruthi's video highlights child labour tragedy

Actor Varun Pruthi's video highlights one of the biggest social problems prevalent in South Asia and that is, child labour.

Child labour: Ice cream is a job, not a treat, for Afghan girl

Fatima, eight, isn't wearing a neat black and white uniform, or laughing and playing with classmates. She is hard at work, selling ice creams...

Child labour can be eradicated in my lifetime, says Nobel winner

Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi told AFP he believes child labour can be eradicated in his lifetime, calling for everyone in the world to "take a stand" against the practice.

Samsung halts business with Chinese supplier over child labour fears

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it had suspended business with a Chinese supplier it suspected of employing child labour, less than a week after a U.S. watchdog report accused the supplier of using under-aged workers.