Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hazardous Child Labor

By Mahe Darakhshan:

 

Scenario of child labour

 

Children are the most beautiful and purest creation of God. Every morning we feel a special kind of joy and happiness, watching them going schools in different colorful uniforms. Unfortunately there are millions of innocent children, who cannot  go to schools due to the financial problems, and being forced to kill their dreams and pushed forward to earn living for their families. They belong to that segment of the society who don’t have any hopes and never seen their childhood. They have forgotten all the pleasures of child hood. These children are the victims of the phenomenon, child labor. The working class observed World Day against child labor on June 12, 2011. Seminars, conferences and rallies were organized by the NGOs, trade unions and organizations like Employers’ Federation of Pakistan. Employers’ Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with International Labor  the theme of this years was on Hazardous Child Labor. A number of media, industry, trade unions, and NGOs representatives attended the conference. Continue reading

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Highlights of the Economic Survey of Pakistan – 2011

Courtesy Shoaib Habib Memon:

The Real GDP is estimated to grow at 2.4 percent on the back of strong performance of services sector as against actual growth of 3.8 percent last year and target of 4.5 percent.

The growth in the agriculture is estimated at 1.2 percent on the back of 3.7 percent growth in the livestock sector. .. Output in the manufacturing sector has witnessed expansion of 3 percent in 2010-11 as compared to expansion of 5.5 percent last year on the back of strong performance from small and medium manufacturing sector.

Large-scale manufacturing grew 1.7 percent in July-March (2010-11) as against 4.9 percent as comparing to last year. Continue reading

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