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PESHAWAR, June 12: Like other parts of Pakistan and the globe, the World Day against Child Labour was also observed in the provincial capital Peshawar.

A ceremony was arranged by De Laas Gul, a welfare oganisation, and WatanPal Students Federation at the Peshawar Press Club.

Speakers told the ceremony that more than 200 million children were doing laborious jobs due to various reasons. Pakistan ranks 6th among the child labour regions across the world.

They said the main reason behind child labour is illiteracy and lack of proper laws. Member of National Assembly and chairman of De Laas Gul, Ms Mairaj Humayun Khan, said, “Those children who work with their parents in their own fields is somewhat positive in nature. But they must work only for one or two hours. Moreover, there should be specific schools for working children that provide education to them in the evening shifts. The issue of child labour can be tackled of their parents are given jobs.”