Crackdown: Action against child labour initiated in Multan

Published: December 2, 2016

MULTAN: The district government has started a special crackdown against child labour in factories, shops, brick kilns and other places.

This was said by Assistant Commissioner Khalid Gillani while speaking to journalists in Multan on Friday.

Khalid instructed the officials’ concerned people to take action against those involved in it.

As part of the initiative, he raided different spots along with the officers of labour department and child protection department. At least three cases were registered against brick kiln owners under Child Labor and Kiln Act. The assistant commissioner said forced child labour cases were found mostly in the areas of Vehari Road, Shujaabad Road and Bandbosan road. He added during inspection, more than ten brick kilns were found where children were being forced to work.

He maintained more than 50 children were shifted to child protection centre after being rescued from brick kilns.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2016.

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