Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour
International Labour Organization (ILO) through its International Program for Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) conducted a survey in 1996, which indicated 3.3(m) children between the ages of 5-14 years who were engaged in hazardous child labour in Pakistan. Child labour is another issue where state intervention has become necessary in the context of the rights of the child. The National Policy and Plan of Action on Child Labour focus on the immediate elimination of worst and most hazardous forms of child labour. Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour have been established countrywide since 1995. Children between the age of 5-14 years are weaned away from hazardous labour and enrolled in these centres where they are provided free education, clothing, footwear and stipend as well as subsistence allowance to their parents. Present strength of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour centres is 159 (Punjab - 73, Sindh - 37, Khyber Pakhtunkwa + FATA - 24, Balochistan - 14, ICT/AJK & N.A - 11). At present 17,871 students (Male & Female separately) are benefiting from primary education in these centers.
Existence of hazardous industry / bonded labour in following categories:-
Standard students strength of a centre is 120.