Child Labour survey in 18 districts completed


Staff Reporter

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said a baseline survey giving authentic data of children working at auto workshops, petrol pumps and hotels of 18 districts in Punjab has been completed.
Talking to a delegation here, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said that identified children from 5 to 14 years of age have been enrolled in government schools, Nor-formal Basic Education Centres of NGOs and Partner Schools of Punjab Education Foundation whereas adolescents from 15 to 18 years of age have been enrolled in the vocational training institutes of Punjab Vocational Training Council and TEVTA to impart demand driven skills training.
“According to the survey of BOS, as many as 11,446 children and adolescents involved in child labour in workshops, petrol pumps and hotels from Bahawalnagar, DG Khan, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Khanewal, Multan, Okara, Rahim Yar Khan, Sheikhupura and Sialkot were being enrolled. He said this campaign would continue in Chakwal, Lodhran, Jhang, Narowal, Chiniot, Sahiwal, Mandi Bahauddin and Bhakkar.