child labor


Eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labour

Zishan Ahmad Siddiqi The International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Convention No 182, aiming at the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, received universal ratification this summer. All 187 member states of the ILO ratified and have thereupon pledged to provide legal protection against the worst forms of child labour. This convention is not only the first convention, which had been ratified universally but also a convention that has been ratified most rapidly, since its adoption in 1999. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stated on this historic occasion, “universal ratification of Convention 182 is a historic first. It reflects a global […]


13 year old bonded laborer still awaiting justice

Press Release – Issued by SPARC Islamabad, 29th May 2017: 13 year old child, Irfan Falak Sher, who lost his hand in a fodder cutting machine last April is still waiting for the promises made to him by the government. The boy whose employers allegedly pushed him towards the fodder machine when he asked them for food got his hand chopped in the machine and is still waiting on Rs 1 million promised to him as part of his medical and rehabilitation expenses. Despite the promises made to him nearly three weeks ago he has yet to receive the proper […]


Projects to fight child labour found wanting

By Qadeer Tanoli Published in Express Tribune on January 30, 2017 A total of seven projects in the public sector have been functioning in the four provinces to fight against child labour, four of which are in Punjab alone for which over Rs911 million have already been released, but the designed outcome of these projects is yet to see the light of day.untless children are still out of the radar of the provincial government. Cases like that of Tayyaba and a lot more continue to surface on the media to get the attention of the authorities concerned to eliminate child […]