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Sindh govt. to conduct Child Labor Survey in the province

Survey would be carried out in four months with the help of UNICEF

Sindh govt. would spend Rs.96 million on Child Labor Survey; UNICEF delegation meets Provincial Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah

Karachi

Sindh government, with the assistance of UNICEF, will conduct the Child Labor Survey in the province.

The provincial labor department and the UNICEF will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect.

The project was discussed in a meeting between Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah and a delegation of UNICEF at Sindh Secretariat on Wednesday.

The Child Survey project period is four months during which complete data would be collected. Sindh government would spend 96 million rupees on child labor survey for which the required manpower would be imparted training and for purchasing the equipment.

Mumtaz Shah informed the delegation that Sindh government has done legislation like Sindh Child Employment Prohibition Act 2017 while Sindh Child Protection Authority has also been established to combat the violence against children.

Meanwhile, in another meeting, Chief Secretary reviewed the progress of various projects launched for welfare of differently-abled children in the province.

The meeting was informed that 15 schemes costing Rs.800 million were in progress and would hopefully completed this year. The schemes include establishment of rehabilitation centers for special persons in Tando Muhammad Khan, Dadu, Sakrand, Benazirabad, Sukkur and Karachi. (PR)

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