All kinds of Child Labour will be eliminated in province: Ashfaq

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that Punjab Government is fully determined to eliminate all kinds of Child Labour from every sector of society and recently promulgated“ The Punjab Restriction on Employment Of Children Ordinance 2016 ” will be implemented with letter and spirit throughout the province. Children freed from child labour from auto workshops, hotels and restaurants, petrol pumps and service stations are being enrolled in schools and will be provided financial incentives and stipends.
He stated this while presiding over 2nd meeting of the Steering Committee constituted by Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif to eliminate Child Labour from auto workshops, hotels and restaurants, petrol pumps and service stations.

Chief Secretary Punjab/ Co-convener Committee Capt(R) Zahid Saeed gave approval to the recommendation of members to delegate powers of inspection and action to DCOs and DPOs at district level where as Assistant Commissioners and Sub Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs) at tehsil level against responsibles of child labour in these three sectors. Soon after the issuance of notification in this regard, these inspectors comprising DCO, DPOs, ACs and SDPOs will be able to start inspections of auto workshops, petrol pumps and service stations, hotels and restaurants throughout the Province.

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