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Tayyaba torture case: A year into the case, court hands one year each to judge, wife

Fiaz Mahmood After the passage of a year, a court handed one year each to the judge and his wife who had tortured their child maid, Tayyaba. The Islamabad High Court gave the verdict Tuesday. Justice Aamer Farooq ruled that Additional Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife, Mahin Zafar, would serve a…

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Law against child labour violated upon CM Sindh’s visit to Sehwan

 Reported by: Sahil Jogi A law against child labour was passed against child labour in Sindh Assembly in January 2017. However, the law was being openly violated as children were seen cleaning the streets of Sehwan for the visit of Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah. Each child was being paid wage of Rs.300. Sindh…

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Child servant killed over refusal to make roti

Reporting by Mohsin Khalid An eight-year-old servant was killed allegedly after she refused to make roti for the employer. The incident took place in Gujranwala. The man had asked the servant, Beenish, to make him roti. Her father says she did not know how to cook. When she refused to make the roti, the man…

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Learn not Earn

By: Zara Maqbool The Sindh Assembly has collectively passed a bill against employment of children below the age of 14, which makes child labor an offence carrying a punishment of prison term and fine. The Bill states up to six-months’ imprisonment and a fine up to Rs.50, 000 for the offenders. And if a child…

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Tayyaba torture case transferred to IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred torture case of child maid Tayyaba to Islamabad High Court (IHC) for further trial. According to our correspondent, Chief Justice, Justice Saqib Nisar, while leading a three-member bench heard the case today in Supreme Court. In today’s proceeding, Islamabad police told the bench that challan against accused judge…

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Sindh cracks down on child labor

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sindh province has banned children under 14 from working, becoming the third region to limit child labor in a country where millions of minors work in sectors from brick making to carpet weaving, farming to mining. Under new legislation which came into effect on Thursday, offenders face six months of…

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Tayyaba shows signs of torture: Doctors

Islamabad: Tayyaba, a ten-year-old maid employed by a judge in Islamabad, shows multiple signs of torture, a hospital chief said Tuesday. The incident has spotlighted rampant child labour in the country. After social media images allegedly showing injuries to the girl’s face and hands went viral, the top court intervened last week and ordered a…

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Pope appeals for end to ‘slavery’ of child labour

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to the international community to redouble efforts to end the “modern slavery” of child labour. The pontiff was speaking on World Day Against Child Labour, sanctioned by the International Labour Organization. “We must all relaunch efforts to remove the causes of this modern slavery”, he said in his…

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Lets Discourage Child Labour

    This year world day against Child Labour is  being marked on 12 June 2016. This year theme of the day is “End Child Labour in Supply Chain”. According to International Labour Organization (ILO) 168 million children in all over world are involved in child labour in different supply chains of manufacturing,agriculture,construction and other…

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HRCP demands end to child labour

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) called for the government to take necessary steps to end child labour in the country. The demand was made by the HRCP at workshop on “Child Labour” at its offices on Thursday, May 19th.  In attendance were prominent civil society organizations, focusing on the rights of children,…

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