Child Labour History
Child labour is culture which is very common in the world and especially in subcontinent. According to International labour organisation (ILO) child labour is something which deprives of children of their childhood, their dignity, and things which are harmful to physical and mental health. Child labour in Pakistan is very common now a days there are number of cases of child labour the human rights commission of Pakistan estimated that in 1990’s there were 11 million children who were working in the country and half of them were under 10 years old.
In 1996 the median age was 7 where as in 1994 the median age was 8, while entering that 1/4 of the country’s work force was made up of children. Child labour can ruin children’s bright future and can harm them physically and as well as mentally, it can take them to the point where they can take such horrible steps which can result in suside.
In late 1990’s Pakistan was the exporter of 75% of soccer balls where 71% of the soccer balls were exported to USA. According to the investigation there were thousands of children age of 5 and 14 were stitching soccer balls working 10 to 11 hours a day.
Child labour can result in to a horrible act such as In 2020 on 31st May 8 years old girl named as Zohra shah was beaten to death by her employers just by setting some expensive birds free. According to the police the girl was beaten and as well as sexually assaulted by employees due to the marks on her thighs and was bleeding form her genitals.
Child labour is an horrible act and should be eliminated from the society as soon as possible it can attack someone’s future, hope and dignity.