Friday, 17 May 2013

The Curse Of Child Labour In Pakistan

 
Reading Comprehension 
 The Curse Of Child Labour in Pakistan
Pakistan is a vast ocean of human life. It is a land of contrasts and contradictions. It has small islands of progress and prosperity within a unending desert of poverty and deprivation. One is somewhat puzzled and wonders whether even after62 years of the Independence is this so called great land of ours really free? One of the most unfortunate aspect is the worst sufferers are the innocent children. It is estimated that about 1.5 crore children of Pakistan between the ages of 10 to 14 years are tied by the chains of eternal bondage of debt, servitude, of slavery. These fragile hands are not free. They are robbed of their fundamental rights to childhood. They are robbed of their fundamental rights to childhood. These helpless victims of child slaver usually work for more than 12 hours a day without any break or holiday.
The are tortured and forced to toil instead of playing, laughing, dreaming and studying. They work like the slaves in farms, mines, brick-kilns, roads side dhabas, tea shops, motor garages, workshops and other small scale industries like glass bangles, carpet, textiles, match sticks, fire crackers and leather goods.
They are the cheapest source of human labour the most exploited the most vulnerable and the most voiceless. These helpless children are tortured and exploited. They are the most defenceless, citizens of free Pakistan. Laws alone are not enough to fight against this crime. Political will to implement these laws is needed. Above all the pressure of the public opinion and voluntary agencies can play a big role in their steuggle. The country needs all of us to fight against this crying shame. Social activists public representatives, individuals and voluntary organizations are required to work and fight for the human rights of these children. The parliament, assemblies of States and the government have to be alerted and sensitised about this ruthless crime. Campaigns have to be started to demand a child labour free product. Let us pledge to make a bond against bonded child labour.
Read the above passage and answers the following Question brief:
Q: What are the activities in which Children often work as labour?
Q: How we can fight against the exploitation of children?

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