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Finally! Government Approved a bill Against Domestic Child Labor

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Child labor is a bitter truth of our society. Many innocent little children become the victim of it. Now it’s become a part of Pakistani culture. There is no recent study conducted on child domestic workers in Pakistan due to which we cannot estimate the exact number of children who are working as child labor, but we can see it all around our country.


Domestic labor causes the deaths of numerous angelic, sweet children. Every day we see various cases of child abuse in domestic labor. There is no other thing that resulted in the deaths of children more than child domestic labor. On a daily basis, we hear the shocking news of child abuse, who are working as domestic laborers, on social media, and we cannot do anything about it. We have not seen any strict laws that can provide protection to children working as domestic laborers.

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Children who perform domestic tasks in the homes of people, they become a slave of them. Their personal liberation broke off, and they are restricted from education due to which they not only become the victim of domestic chains but also remain illiterate. It’s a thralldom like condition. The society for the protection of the rights of the child (SPARC) made a call to carry out the law against child domestic labor during an online session, and organized it on “World Day against Child Labor.”

The people who are working as a children’s rights activist pressurized the provincial and federal governments to make a law against child domestic labor. They said that for sinless children it is an extreme form of disaster, and they called it modern-day slavery. During the online session, the child rights activists force the government to ban child domestic labor immediately and to take instant action against it.

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So eventually Federal cabinet approved a bill against domestic labor. During the meeting, on Friday in the Senate, human rights Minister Shereen Mazari said that,

“ it will be implemented once further work on the bill is completed.”

Interior Ministry also demanded a draft on child labor law in a meeting of the human rights Ministry on Thursday. Now, the Domestic child labor will also the part of this draft.

According to this law, a child under the age of 14 years is not allowed to work as an employee. If anyone does not follow the law, they will be penalized accordingly. The children are not for working in homes or to be beaten for a job undone, they are for the bright future of our country. They should be given high education. So that they become successful, and give progress to their country.

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Father Sold his Daughter To Buy A Smartphone and Motorcycle

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We often fall in with stories on social media and news channels highlighting the brutal face of the mentally sick people of the society.

Although, the crime rate has been declined amidst the coronavirus pandemic but a few people are out there to show their bestiality to the world by committing heinous conduct.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an average of 80 murders, 289 abductions, and 91 rapes were reported across the country in 2018 in India on a daily basis.

A new heart-wrenching incident took place in the Chikkaballhar district of India. An inexorable father sold his daughter, who was only three years old, to buy a smartphone and motorcycle.

He sold his daughter to a childless couple for INR 100,000. And he bought a smartphone for INR 15,000 and a motorcycle for INR 50,000 with the money he got.

The parents had tried to sell the baby to a family in Bengaluru when she was born, but their plan failed as the hospital authority meddled. After this, another person got the wind of the situation and made a deal with them on the behest of a childless couple in another village.

After the man used all the money, his neighbor grew skeptical, and they found out that his daughter had not been at home. They informed the police who inquired some villagers including the mother of the baby. The child welfare committee found the girl and a case has been filed against the couple.

The father took to his heel but the mother was incarcerated. The authority interrogated her and she brought to the light that her husband had intimidated her that’s why she allowed selling her daughter.

What could be the rhyme and reason that goaded the parents to sell their own blood? Either they are mentally sick or the financial problems made them sell their three years old baby.

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What can be the Possible Solution to Karachi’s Conundrum?

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As we all are apprised of the rack and ruin brought about by the inclement monsoon season in the metropolitan city of Pakistan, Karachi. The people of Karachi have been compelled to face severe losses in the wake of rain floods engulfed approximately the whole city. Despite severe losses due to the rain that has inflicted upon the people, one positive development has been witnessed as the masses are incensed with the management and administration of Karachi and the sense of raising their voices this time for the amelioration of the shambolic city is developed. Who is held responsible for the administrative fiasco in Karachi?

The city has not seen major development at the hands of ruling parties instead of the Musharraf era in which, under the watch of Mayor Karachi Mustafa Kamal, the city was leading ahead in the whole South Asian region in terms of development and progressive work. It is not wrong to say that the development Lahore has witnessed in 2013-2014, Karachi was enjoying in 2005, as ill-luck would have it, no further up-gradation in the city has seen till to date. Unfortunately, due to incompetence and politics, the financial hub of Pakistan and one of the largest cities in the world are enjoying the serendipity of trash. Due to power politics between PPP and MQM, the city is lagging in development and the masses are enduring a very difficult situation.

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Much to the sufferings of people, Karachi deserves a comprehensive and practicable solution to all the problems faced by the people. So, they can finally take a sigh of relief.

The concept of ‘Karachi a separate province’, as it is surfacing on social media and the minds of people, is utterly non-viable because it clashes the vested interest of the political parties and the administrative problems solely lie with the people not with the parties, and they will never allow laying their hands off of the hen who lay golden eggs as the slogan ‘Marso Marso Sindh Na Deso’ will start airing.

Although, if Karachi is made a separate administrative unit, to much extent, the management problems can be eradicated. But again the problem is the same.

The most viable and workable solution for the administrative fiasco in Karachi as well as for all the metropolitan cities is to develop ‘Local Body Structure’ as it is already established in major big cities of the world. For instance, London has its local body structure spearheading by mayor Sadiq khan who is responsible for all the issues occurring in the city, including sewage problems, transport, sanitation, policymaking, public safety, and water supply management.

We are still bound to the inherited ancient structure from the British and they moved to the new one local body structure in which the mayor is directly elected by the people and bestowed by a full-fledged authority to run the city’s affairs properly.

On the other hand in Pakistan, commissioners and deputy commissioners control all affairs of the city. At the time of crisis, people are blowing hot and cold to whom they go for their complaints, either go to chief ministries, the federal government, or powerless mayors. The masses should be directed to one person responsible for the city’s administration. Unfortunately, in Pakistan MNA’s are doing the work of pavement of streets and the concrete meant of roads which is highly contrary to their work as they are responsible for making laws in the national assembly.

The local body system set up in 2013 was hamstrung and completely failed as the powers were not devolved to the lower level of the institutions. We often saw the mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar crying for funds and imploring to the provincial government for funds to take the tasks to completion in the city. After the 18th amendment, the power and authority were given to provinces but the devolution of power to grass root level is not assured.

Karachi is plunged in a quagmire of different power holders like the Army handling some institutions, MNA’s of the ruling party, and the mayor of Karachi. As I aforementioned, who is held responsible for the failure, and people should know whose neck they are going to hold in time of crisis.

It is the need of the hour to make different administrative units to run this country efficiently and effectively as the administration becomes plain sailing. Our neighbor country India has nearly 36 administrative units, America has approximately 50 states and our brother country turkey has 81 provinces. So, by seeing these example its desideratum becomes quite evident.

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Why the ‘Second Marriage’ has become a Necessity in our Society? (Facts & Figures)

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It is a bitter truth that our society does not accept the second marriage, which has three major disadvantages.

1. The number of unmarried girls in our country is increasing day by day.

According to a UNICEF report, more than 10 million girls (20 to 25 years) of marriageable age are waiting to get married in Pakistan. About one million of them have reached the age of marriage. It is noteworthy that 75% of the girls waiting for marriage are educated.

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2. The number of widows in the beloved homeland is increasing with the passage of time.

There are about 6 million single widows between the ages of 30 and 45. This means that these are widows whose second marriage is possible, but for whom there is no strong governmental and non-governmental system in the country to provide for them.

3. The rate of divorced girls/women is gradually increasing.

The divorce rate in the beloved homeland is also on the rise. According to an estimation, the divorce rate in the homeland was 13% in 1970, which has now risen to more than 35%. Some believe that one of the reasons for the increase in divorce is the Family Courts Act 2015. Under section 6, the process of khula has been made easier. Compared to the past, 2018 saw a significant increase in the divorce rate. In 2018, 15,800 khula claims were filed in the Family Courts of Lahore alone.

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The above situation demands that we correct ourselves before it is too late. Otherwise, our defeated family system will collapse. In order to correct this devastating situation, we need to promote the second marriage in our society. Married girls should be generous while feeling the pain of girls like them. The one who comes should also show moderation, be an ideal companion so that others may also be encouraged and a good tradition may be promoted.

Relationships should be made easier by eliminating or minimizing the demands of the relationship. Relationships should be established in a timely manner, and delays due to education and other unnecessary reasons should be avoided.

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The curse of dowry should be eradicated in the beloved homeland. In this regard, both the government and the people have a role to play. We must educate the youth that both dowry takers and givers are corrupting society. Those individuals/families who are promoting the dowry tradition should be socially excluded.

If you are a boy, try to feel the pain that arises in the hearts of the parents of unmarried, aging girls. In order to reduce the divorce rate in our society, parents must educate their sons to become good husbands. And mothers should train their daughters so that they can become a good wife/daughter-in-law/mother-in-law.

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