Social Issue: Pakistan

Topics: Sociology, Childhood, United Nations Pages: 2 (703 words) Published: October 30, 2010



Submitted to: Ma’am Waheeda
Submitted By: Shadman Khan
Enrolment: 01-111072-282

Semester: BBA 7B
Date: 20th of October 2010

SOCIAL ISSUE (Child labor)

A damaging social condition can be identified as a certain lethal factor in a society evoking distress and uncertainty. This damaging social condition becomes a social problem when a number of competing needs linger for long. I will primarily focus on Pakistan in addressing one of its well known social problem or interpreted as a problem i.e. “CHILD LABOR”. I think that most of the social problems are interrelated and same is the case in Pakistan e.g. child labour, poverty, illiteracy, population growth, diseases, terrorism, smuggling, drug abuse etc are directly or indirectly related to each other. The core issue of my discussion will be child labor, child Labour is a social issue within Pakistan and in many developing countries and is considered a violation of human rights by the United Nations. Pakistani society engulfs a poor child in the hardships of life which they don’t deserve and deserve books, toys, games, cartoons, happiness in their life. Because of child labor a child can quite conveniently be deprived of basic education, at the age of nine and ten they feed their whole families and at times are the sole bread earners for their family. In most of the societies anyone up to the age of eighteen is a child and his basic right is to receive education and proper upbringing rather than use his little palms to destroy his/her own bright future which leads to killing of potential talent, skills which could prove fruitful for Pakistan. Children are especially exploited in the third world countries as they are a cheap source of labour and Pakistani children are used as labourers in the Sports Industry, Carpet Industry, Footwear, glassware production etc. With my own eyes...
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