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The reasons and effects of child labor in pakistan

Tweet on Twitter Child labour and its effects on children in Pakistan Child labour has become a major issue throughout the world but in the third world countries, like Pakistan, it has grown to the maximum level. This international problem is becoming intense with every passing day because a large number of children are forced to do labour jobs, which is completely against the law.

There are more than 11 million children in Pakistan who are working labour jobs in every nook and corner of the country.

Causes and Effects of Child Labor

The ages of these children are between five to sixteen years and they are forced to do the odd jobs because they belong to the poor and downtrodden class of the society and they have no other choice but to work and earn a little amount to support their families. These children usually work on various workshops, tea stalls, hotel and restaurants, offices and the like.

  1. Causes of Child Labor The major reasons being poverty and overpopulation.
  2. Child employment or under-age labor is a social evil that needs to be abolished.
  3. Poor families tend to have more children, and when earnings of a sole person do not suffice, young children are forced to take up jobs wherever they can. Consequences of child labour Children are exposed to accidental and other injuries at work.
  4. Families migrating from rural to urban areas in search of better prospects often end up pushing their children to take up odd, menial jobs.

They are treated like baggers and they have not been given the right to go to school and get education. The parents of these children cannot afford to send their children to schools. Poverty is the basic reason and driving force that compels these children to work like labours and earn a little money at the end of the day.

The bad financial condition aggravates the problem of child labour.

Child labour in Pakistan

Another important reason is unemployment which forces the parents to send their children to school as these poor people know that their children will remain unable to get a respectable position in society as they will not get a good job.

One more reason behind this bad tradition is that the parents of these unfortunate children are usually illiterate.

  • Families migrating from rural to urban areas in search of better prospects often end up pushing their children to take up odd, menial jobs;
  • There are more than 11 million children in Pakistan who are working labour jobs in every nook and corner of the country;
  • Factory owners cut back production costs by employing children rather than adults, who are in turn paid a lot less and forced to work a lot more;
  • So to make ends meet, children bear the brunt while the adults are left unemployed;
  • This has given rise to the practice of bonded child labor;
  • There is also a high inflation rate.

They do not have the ability to realise what they are doing with the future of their children. They push them out to face the hatred and indifference of people. This kind of attitude with children destroys their personality and makes them submissive just like servants.

  1. Emotional neglect such as deprivation of family love and affection, resulting in loneliness, and hopelessness. The other main cause of child labour is cultural values.
  2. This joint effort is aimed at ensuring that children are not employed to stitch footballs.
  3. For the school-going children, a total of 71, children were enrolled in public schools, of whom 41, were males and 30, were females.

It also damages their self esteem and forces them to bear the inhuman behaviour of those who are higher in status to these children. We, the so-called educated and civilised people do not even think for a while and start rebuking these innocent children who are there at our service not by the choice of their own. They are the victims of their circumstances and we are taking benefit of their compulsions.

  • This practice is widely observed in the mining, ceramics and glassware, garment and carpet manufacturing, and fireworks industries;
  • There are more than 11 million children in Pakistan who are working labour jobs in every nook and corner of the country;
  • To curb this malevolent practice, we need to take a deeper look into its causes and harmful effects;
  • These two go hand in hand;
  • Such a society believes that an educated woman will not fit into the traditional role of a home maker and bear children;
  • Lack of education among the poorer sections of society is also a leading cause for children to start working early.

The government should take steps and should punish those who employ these children in their workshops, hotels or other places. Government should provide the basic rights to these children and should also help them in getting education.

  • At other times, they even turn into thieves just to make a quick buck on which the family's survival depends;
  • This happens due to lack of proper educational resources in the rural areas, as a result of which these people do not find jobs in cities;
  • It also damages their self esteem and forces them to bear the inhuman behaviour of those who are higher in status to these children;
  • Another important reason is unemployment which forces the parents to send their children to school as these poor people know that their children will remain unable to get a respectable position in society as they will not get a good job;
  • According to investigations, thousands of children between the ages of 5 and 14 were putting in as many as 10 to 11 hours of stitching per day.

These children should also be provided with all those basic rights which other children of higher classes are enjoying. In this way our country can get rid of this social evil, which has grown to a threatening extent.