Categories: CommentEditor's Mail

Child labour

Witnessing a child working on a rickshaw is one of the toughest things to see. He was almost 7 years old. He is out of school and doing this to earn bread and butter for his family. We can find many other children in the city who are working from dawn to dusk to fulfil the wishes of their families.

Despite having older brothers and fathers, the children below the age of 15 are working in different garages, workshops, zarang cars and etc. The basic right of those children like getting an education is being snatched by the family members with the assistance of the concerned authorities who are not showing any seriousness towards child labour in the city or country. It is the only cause which makes the illiteracy rate of Pakistan fly above the clouds and the GDP sink lower down to earth.

I would like to request the families of these children not to send them to work unless very much compelled and to protect their special days of childhood. Government should take some steps on this issue.

SAAD ANSARI

Karachi

Editor's Mail

You can send your Editor's Mail at: letters@pakistantoday.com.pk.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Editor's Mail

Recent Posts

Rooney excited to see what ‘fearless’ England are capable of

LONDON: Wayne Rooney will make his final farewell as England's greatest ever goalscorer in a friendly against the United States…

1 min ago

JIT summons Swati over investigation into misuse of authority

  ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court-mandated Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Wednesday summoned Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati over…

4 mins ago

No plans to grant MFN status to India

The federal government does not have any plans to grant India the status of Most Favoured Nation (MFN), Adviser to Prime…

15 mins ago

TAPI pipeline making headway

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is making headway in securing funding and a final investment decision could be made…

22 mins ago

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years

GAZA: Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel on Tuesday after a severe escalation of…

9 hours ago

PM Khan cuts Diwali celebratory cake

Prime Minister Imran Khan the other day took part in a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate Diwali, a private media…

9 hours ago