Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Pakistan

Bricks
Bricks
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Carpets
Carpets
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Coal
Coal
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Cotton
Cotton
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Glass Bangles
Glass Bangles
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Leather
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Surgical Instruments
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Pakistan
2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2018, Pakistan made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. All four provincial governments started conducting child labor surveys, which will constitute the first nationwide child labor survey since 1996. The federal government also passed the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act and convicted its first child pornography case. In addition, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh provinces each adopted new policies that will address child labor. However, children in Pakistan engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in forced domestic work and in bonded labor in brick kilns and agriculture. Although the federal and provincial governments made meaningful efforts in all relevant areas during the reporting period, the federal government and Balochistan Province have not established a minimum age for work or hazardous work in compliance with international standards. In addition, provincial governments do not have the resources necessary to adequately enforce laws prohibiting child labor.

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