Shafique demands 18-year minimum age for child labour

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Staff Reporter

Human Rights activist and Former Member of National Commission on Child Rights(NCHR) Shafique Chaudhry has demanded to enhance minimum age of labors from 14 to 18 years age in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and Baluchistan.
Talking to media, he said that Islamabad Capital Territory(ICT) and Baluchistan should enact necessary legislation raising the minimum age to 18 –year in the line with provinces Khyber Pakhtunkha , Punjab and Sindh had enacted after devolution.
He also said that the child age should also be according to International Labor Organization (ILO) for that children identity, childhood mental health and primary education would be sustain, he added.