Child Protection Welfare Bureau Questioned Over Elimination Of Child Labour
The Lahore High Court has issued notice to Director General of Child Protection Welfare Bureau on a petition questioning steps initiated for elimination of child labour across the province of Punjab.
Advocate Sheraz Zaka argued that children less than 16 years of age had been employed in brick kilns, Orange Line and signal-free corridor projects.
He said children were being exploited in the industrial area and also being used for begging which was a violation of article 25 of the Constitution that states children up to 16 years will attend school. He stated that Pakistan was signatory to International Labour Convention, which prohibited from engaging children less than 16 years in workplaces.
Justice Shujaat Ali Khan adjourned hearing till May 4 and directed the Deputy Attorney General to file comments.
This news was previously published in DAWN and is being republished here with permission.