Understanding Labor Problems and the Social Consequences of Child Labor in Pakistan

Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, Muhammad Naeem Akhter, Syed Shahid Zaheer Zaidi


Pakistan during the past nearly five decades has experienced various economic hardships and the consequent social complexities. The rapidly and constantly rising population of Pakistan together with the low rate of literacy has given rise to unemployment. Despite introduction of labor policies, the conditions of labor are far from being termed as satisfactory. The impact of labor policies and their non-implementation in true sense has developed serious socio-economic issues in Pakistan. Child labor is one of those grave issues that need serious attention not only by the government but also by the people themselves. Low rate of literacy does play significant role in this issue. This paper discusses the concern of child labor, which in the present era has emerged as a serious human rights issue, with focus on the influence of labor policies of Pakistan on child labor.

Keywords: labor, child labor, socio-economic conditions

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-3-15

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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