It’s heartbreaking to think that in this age of technology and communications, where we know everything that’s happening in the farthest corner of the world, child labor is still allowed to exist.
Child labor is defined by the International Labour Organisation as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.”
In their latest release “Child Labour in Pakistan, A Question Remains”, Sadiq Rehmani in collaboration with Suleman Raheemani of SR Media Group has brought attention to this extremely difficult roadblock to human rights worldwide.
While this particular film focuses more on child labour situation in Pakistan, it actually gives the audiences living in other parts of the world, especially those who live in more developed countries a moment to think.
According to The World Counts website, more than 200 million children today globally are child labourers, out of those, 73 million of these children are below 10 years old. An estimated 120 million are engaged in hazardous work.
Emotional narration by Uzma Gillani (veteran Pakistani television actress) makes this film a “must” watch.
Child Labour is in whole of South Asia and not only in Pakistan. On my nearly 20 years of business trips to Far East from Middle East, I have seen worst in Thailand.