SAHIWAL - Speakers at a conference titled 'Eradication of Child Lahour on Monday urged the government to take proper measures to end child labour and demanded that a proper survey be conducted immediately to collect data in this regard. The conference organised under the auspices of Pakistan Worker Federation was addressed by International Labour Organisation representative Syed Sajjad Shah, Usama Tariq, Mateen Janjooa and Zafar Ali. They said that the '2011 World Day against Child Labour was being observed to spread awareness against child labour. They added that because of poverty, about 70 million children are being deprived even of primary education. They demanded that the government should take proper measure on emergency basis to solve the issues of illiteracy, poverty, ignorance and unemployment. They said that the demonstration of wealth be avoided and the parliamentarians and ministers should play exemplary role by adopting simplicity and should present themselves as role model. The speakers stressed the need for legislation according to the ILO Convention for children. They also demanded an action against those recruit juveniles to do their dirty work, calling for healthcare and educational facilities for children. Later, a rally was taken out by the participants who were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-child labour slogans.