Lahore (Staff Report): World Day Against Child Labour is being celebrated across the globe today.
The day is aimed at focusing on global extent of child labour and action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
Any work done by children within the age of 5- 17 years that’s detrimental to their social, mental, physical and educational development is classified as child labour.
The theme of the day this year is "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour".
A UNICEF report says that over one hundred and fifty million children across the world are engaged in child labour.
A number of laws have been passed against child labour in Pakistan.
Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said in his message in connection with World Day Against Child Labour effective legislation has been done in Punjab to uproot the menace of child labour from the province.