Recommendations: Putting an end to child labour in Pakistan!

Meesha Iqbal, Zafar Fatmi, Kausar Saeed Khan, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Neelma Amjad

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Child labour is rampant in Pakistan since ages. Laws, policies, programmes and strategies to eliminate child labour have been in place with little gain. Implementation of laws and sustainability of programmes offer barriers to eliminate the menace. We recommend a new approach of regulating child labour as a strategy to eliminate it in the longer run. Model districts with drop-in-centres offering free education to the working children should be constructed. The key stakeholders should unite on a common platform to formulate guidelines defining the nature and duration of work for children in various sectors such that they have sufficient time to visit the drop-incentres. Once a generation of children is educated, the cycle will start to break itself and gradually we will overcome child labour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1258
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Child labour
  • Pakistan
  • Policy


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