bonded labour


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bonded labour

, (US) bonded labor
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Earlier, the freed bonded labour victims presented their case studies.
Syeda Ghulam Fatima General Secretary (BLLF) briefly explained the role of Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan.
The minister admitted that the implementation on labour laws had been ignored and added "I take up the challenge of implementation of labour laws an total eradication of bonded labour system".
LAHORE -- Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) general secretary and labour rights activist Syeda Ghulam Fatima on Thursday lauded the PML-N government for approving bills for the protection of women and children.
The Punjab Government also allocated five billion rupees for eradication of child and bonded labour and 3.12 billion rupees as marriage and death grants.
Despite the fact that Pakistan had enacted the Employment of Children Act (ECA) and the Bonded Labour Act 1991 and 1992, respectively, bonded labour and employment of children continued even in hazardous occupations and the formal sector.
In his letter on the occasion of International Labour Day, Surendar Valasai said, "I take the opportunity to draw your attention to the miserable lives of thousands of bonded labour hari/peasants freed on court orders in Sindh".
The Punjab Government also allocated five billion rupees for eradication of child and bonded labour and Rs.3.12 billion as marriage and death grants.
The government will spend Rs 32.505 million for accreditation of secondary laboratory of weighs and measures Punjab during the upcoming fiscal year while Rs 319 million has been allocated for the elimination of Child & Bonded Labour Project (Integrated Project for promotion of Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers in the province).
He said the country needed wide and comprehensive legislation to end forced and bonded labour.
"Punjab Prohibition of Employment of Children Act and Amendments in the bonded labour system abolition act has also been prepared to combat bonded labour," he added.
Presiding over a meeting of district vigilance committee under the bonded labour act, he said the implementation of written agreement between the labourers and owners of brick kilns should be ensured and action should be taken against the violators.