ISLAMABAD - Condemning the menace of child labour, 'Save the Children', UK, called to end all forms of child labour across the world. 'Save the Children', UK, issued this statement in connection with the observation of World Day against Child Labour falls on June 12 every year. According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, 1996 child labour survey, there were 3.3 million children of 5-14 years involved in child labour. The Labour Force survey 2006 shows that the absolute number of child labour in the 10-14 age groups is 3.05 million while that of 'idle' children is 4.13 million; these idle children are likely to be the unpaid domestic services of girls, though further research on this is required. Children are found working in almost every economic sector in the country. A large proportion of these children is invisible and is working in the informal sector. Many of them are traditionally and economically bonded and work in hazardous occupations including work with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture, with machinery, and in mines. Children are also working in the industries and construction work. Many are engaged in forced labour like debt bondage or armed conflict. Furthermore, children are used as labour for commercial sex and are trafficked for various purposes. With the formal sector shrinking and informal sector growing, children are seen taking up employment in new occupations. This puts children at a higher risk as they continue to toil with no access to education. The NGOs are running projects, which are not sustainable and do not trace the children once the project is completed. Many of these projects are based on education and vocational training and do not address family poverty resulting in children falling back into child labour. These children are extremely vulnerable and at high risk of physical, verbal abuse. Scolding, verbal abuse, beating and withholding of payment has been reported by children themselves. 'Save the Children', UK, is working in Sindh, Balochistan and NWFP and reaching out to 36,000 working children providing education and vocational training and also facilitating the communities to improve their incomes through livelihood support and market their products directly.   Since child labour is mainly an outcome of poverty, poor families, which depend on the economic inputs of their children, opt for the child to work when choosing between education and work.   It is also alarming to see that many of these children drop out of school due to poor quality education. According to EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007, there are 7.78 million children out of school in Pakistan who are either in child labour or at high risk of entering child labour. Profiles of child labourers show that they are either uneducated, drop-out or are out of school.