Child labour is the worst from of child exploitation and is widespread all over the world. About seventy-three million children belonging to the age group of ten to fourteen years are engaged in child labour all over the globe. Illiteracy of the parents, large families, need of additional income and poverty are the chief causes of the exploitation of child labour. Parents are indirectly responsible for this. Childhood is the foundation of one’s career. At this stage, children should be sent to schools, not to work. Child labour lowers the wage rates of adult labourers. Employers exploit children due to their docile nature and their willingness to do monotonous jobs. They face health problems. Several programmes have been undertaken both at the national and international level to check and stop this practice. The people should also help the government in its efforts to tackle this problem.


Lahore, December 9.