Child labour at its peak in country: SC told

Child labour at its peak in country: SC told

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Sweet Homes Chairman Zamurd Khan Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that child labour was at its peak in the country.

He appeared before the three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan which heard a suo moto notice case regarding torture on minor maid Tayyaba.

During the course of proceedings, Zamurd Khan apprised the court that Tayyaba remained in Sweet Homes for 75 days.

He said child labour was increasing in the country day by day, and parents and society were equal responsible for the menace's growing trend.

The chief justice remarked that children were not treated well as they were forced for begging and bounded labour.
Zamurd Khan proposed that there should be legislation for orphaned children so that they could get education.
The chief justice observed that the court could give proposals to the government and asked Zamurd Khan to submit suggestions if he had any in that regard.

He observed that child labour was at its peak in the Federal Capital's area of Pir Sohawa and Pir Wadhai.
The Advocate General Islamabad informed the court that children were brought on taxis to Islamabad District Courts for begging.

The chief justice directed the Islamabad District Administration to take steps to end the menace.
Later, hearing of the case was adjourned till date in office. APP/AFP