HYDERABAD: Members of 'SPARC children parliament' urged authorities and society to help eliminate child labour and ensure that children go to school instead of labouring for their survival.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday on the occasion of 'Child Labour day', the speaker of children parliament Aman Khan, parliament member Shababa Kandhro, Faiqa Latif, Rishna Pahanwar, Laraib and Wasim Tunio said that the government failed to take any steps to end child labour from the country.
They said that according to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan there were 10 million children working in the bangle industry, brick kilns, carpet industry, agriculture sector, workshops and homes.
They also said that the last survey on child labour in Pakistan was conducted by the government 16 years back and since then no survey has been carried out, neither has any action been taken to determine how many children are working in ‘private jails’. They urged the authorities to conduct a survey on child labour, and asked that shelter homes for destitute children be set up.
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