The Punjab caretaker government launched a raid, which resulted in the arrest of 15 people for breaking labor regulations. This comes after the regional government recently enforced a stringent restriction on child work for individuals who are less than 15.
The Labor Department, which is in charge of upholding these laws, has taken steps to make the province child labor-free. Twenty children were saved during these operations, and 50 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been filed against those discovered to be in violation of labor regulations. The school’s education, literacy, and child protection departments have been entrusted with the care of these rescued kids, ensuring their future security and access to education.
The labor department has set up specialized child labor compliance units at both the divisional and district levels in order to step up efforts. In order to continue the crackdown, Labor Secretary Faisal Farid has issued instructions for daily success reports from labor directors and instructed field agents to actively participate in local-level awareness efforts.
Additionally, Secretary Farid has ordered the creation of a special hotline for reporting instances of child labor. He highlighted that all children should have access to a safe environment and education since these are their fundamental rights and because they are the country’s future.