ICT plans to end child labour in capital

By APP
Published: January 30, 2018
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A child labourer operates a drill machine at a workshop in Lahore. PHOTO: APP

A child labourer operates a drill machine at a workshop in Lahore. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration is in process of codifying four new labour laws to eliminate child labour from workshops, small road side hotels and houses in the federal capital.

These laws are being codified with assistance of International Labour Organisation (ILO), Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan.

The laws include Employment and Services Condition Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Trade Union Registration and Industrial Relations Act and Workers Social Security, Welfare and Compensation Act.

Official sources Monday said draft of two laws such as Employment and Services Conditions Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act had been approved in Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the same are under consideration with Ministry of Interior for onward submission to National Assembly for legislation.

The sources said a separate court had also been constituted in Islamabad Capital Territory Administration for speedy trial of labour challan while a vigilance committee was also working under supervision of deputy commissioner, of Islamabad to protect child labour on brick kilns.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2018. 

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