Child labor is a serious crime all over the world and unfortunately this crime is increasing in Pakistan. Child labor does not only deprive the children of their childhood and dignity but it’s also harmful for their physical, moral and mental development. A large number of people employ children for domestic work, majority of which are girls. An estimated 1.2 million children are on the streets of Pakistan, selling different stuff. The impolite behavior of people towards such children makes the matter worse, as it badly affects their thinking. As a part of the society, it’s our duty to discourage child labor and make every possible effort in providing them education and considering them as part of our nation.

TOOBA ABDUL RASHEED,

Karachi, April 8.